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Number of publications with 3 favourite co-authors:Thomas A. Dingus:6Jonathan F. Antin:2Rebecca N. Fleischman:2
Melissa C. Hulse's 3 most productive colleagues in number of publications:Thomas A. Dingus:23Walter W. Wierwill..:8Daniel V. McGehee:5
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Hulse, Melissa C., Dingus, Thomas A., McGehee, Daniel V. and Fleischman, Rebecca N. (1995): The Effects of Area Familiarity and Navigation Method on ATIS Use. In: Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 39th Annual Meeting 1995. pp. 1068-1071.
This paper describes the driver performance and behavioral interaction results of a comparison between visitors to a major city (Orlando) and local drivers while using differing navigation configurations of an Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS). The system utilized for the study was TravTek, a device which provided in-vehicle information via color touch screen CRT, steering wheel buttons, and synthesized voice. The TravTek driver interface was developed with the intent of providing navigation, service and attractions, and roadway incident and traffic information to the driver. Both visitors and local users tested six different navigation-aid configurations. The six navigation-aids included: static turn-by-turn graphics and a moving map both with and without voice, a paper map and a textual direction list. The research showed that visitors drove more cautiously, but they made more glances to the navigation-aids when compared to local users. In addition, visitors went off-route and got lost less frequently than local users. Visitors apparently were more careful in driving and navigating to their destinations.
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Mollenhauer, Michael A., Lee, Jaesik, Cho, Ken, Hulse, Melissa C. and Dingus, Thomas A. (1994): The Effects of Sensory Modality and Information Priority on In-Vehicle Signing and Information Systems. In: Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 38th Annual Meeting 1994. pp. 1072-1076.
During this study, subjects drove an interactive driving simulator and were presented road sign information from a visual dash-mounted LCD display or from digitized auditory voice. information priority was also manipulated in that subjects received all sign information typically present in the roadway environment, or only "filtered" high priority regulatory and notification information. The effects of display type and filtering on information recall, driver performance, and driver preferences were measured. The results indicate that presenting information in an auditory mode results in a higher level of road sign information recall, but also decreases the subjects' driving performance when compared to a visual display. Subjects were also able to recall more road sign information and drove at a higher level of performance during the filtered conditions. Subjects rated auditory information as more distracting than visual information.
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Dingus, Thomas A., Hulse, Melissa C., McGehee, Daniel V., Manakkal, Raj and Fleischman, Rebecca N. (1994): Driver Performance Results from the TravTek IVHS Camera Car Evaluation Study. In: Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 38th Annual Meeting 1994. pp. 1118-1122.
The TravTek system constitutes a major Intelligent Vehicle-Highway System (IVHS) Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS) demonstration project. The system provided in-vehicle information via color touchscreen CRT, steering wheel buttons, and synthesized voice. The TravTek driver interface was developed with the intent of providing navigation, service and attractions, and roadway incident and traffic information to the driver. The design of the TravTek interface had as its primary objectives: (1) more effective driver navigation providing the benefit of saving time, (2) easy access to valuable and convenient location information to alleviate stress and increase driving enjoyment, (3) maintenance of safe driving performance during system use and safety improvement facilitated by information for avoiding hazards and for emergency response, and (4) improvement of roadway efficiency to alleviate congestion. This paper provides detailed data regarding driver performance and behavioral interactions with four TravTek navigation configurations and two conventional methods of navigation: a paper map and a textual direction list. The results indicate that turn-by-turn information, regardless of its method of presentation, results in effective driving and navigation performance. A moving map display with no supplemental information required high visual attention relative to the other conditions. The other TravTek conditions resulted in lower workload superior navigation performance than the paper map control condition.
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Dingus, Thomas A. and Hulse, Melissa C. (1993): Human Factors Research Recommendations for the Development of Design Guidelines for Advanced Traveler Information Systems. In: Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 37th Annual Meeting 1993. pp. 1067-1071.
This paper describes the outcome of a comprehensive literature review specifically conducted to assess research relevant to the design of advanced traveler information systems (ATIS) for automotive and commercial vehicle use. The goal of the literature review was to identify existing human factors guidelines applicable to the design of ATIS and gaps in the research precluding the development of comprehensive human factors guidelines for ATIS applications. A summary of ATIS research findings and research gaps is presented. Through presentation of both research findings and research gaps, it is hoped that interest will be sparked and focus will be provided for researchers in this growing application of human factors. Given the criticality of ATIS applications (both in terms of driver safety and public acceptance) and the visibility that will be provided to the human factors community from participation in ATIS design, human factors research leading to comprehensive and usable guidelines is extremely important.
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Antin, Jonathan F., Dingus, Thomas A., Hulse, Melissa C. and Wierwille, Walter W. (1990): An Evaluation of the Effectiveness and Efficiency of an Automobile Moving-Map Navigational Display. In International Journal of Man-Machine Studies, 33 (5) pp. 581-594.
This experiment was performed to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of navigating with an automobile moving-map display relative to navigating with a conventional paper map and along a memorized route, which served as a baseline for comparison. Results indicated that there were no differences in the quality of routes selected when using either the paper map or the moving map to navigate. However, the moving map significantly drew the driver's gaze away from the driving task relative to the norm established in the memorized route condition, as well as in comparison to the paper map. These findings are discussed in the context of the different navigation strategies evoked by use of the paper and moving-map methods of navigation.
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Dingus, Thomas A., Antin, Jonathan F., Hulse, Melissa C. and Wierwille, Walter W. (1988): Human Factors Issues Associated with In-Car Navigation System Usage (An Overview of Two In-Car Experimental Studies). In: Proceedings of the Human Factors Society 32nd Annual Meeting 1988. pp. 1448-1452.
Two research studies were recently performed to evaluate and test human factors aspects of a commercially available in-car navigation system. The first study addressed the driver visual attentional demand requirements of the system and its effects on driving performance and behavior. The second study addressed the effectiveness of the system as a navigation tool as well as methodological aspects of navigation. The results of the first study indicate that several tasks performed during navigation required high visual attentional demand. Design changes are discussed which would likely reduce this demand. The results of the second study indicate that drivers are able to navigate effectively using the device. However, results also show that scan patterns are changed when the device is in-use.
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