Interface design and evaluation for new technologies in vehicles

With the widespread introduction of new technologies and automation into vehicles it is important that such systems are ergonomically designed. Poorly designed systems can lead to user frustration, errors and can even contribute to road crashes. The proposed research area would use MUARC's simulators and human factors expertise to develop and evaluate new Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) for road vehicles. It would build on best practice HMI guidelines developed by MUARC and elsewhere and would involve identifying emerging vehicle technology and automation developments and HMI design requirements, and developing and evaluating an optimally designed HMI for future vehicles.

This thesis would be supervised by Dr Kristie Young and Associate Professor David Logan.

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