More and more, windshield displays, which cover the entire windscreen and overlay information in an augmented reality style, are emerging as a promising technology to support (and entertain) future drivers of fully automated vehicles. It is currently unknown, however, how exactly potential drivers would like to use these interfaces.

Therefore, our recent article, published in the Journal of Interactive Media, addresses user preferences regarding windshield displays in different automated driving scenarios at two different SAE automation levels: conditional and full.

Together with researchers from the University of Applied Sciences Ingolstadt, we conducted a lab study with sixty-three participants in which we investigated application window parameters such as position, size, transparency and importance of displayed content. The content categories included, among others, warnings and vehicle-related data but also work-related information, entertainment (music playlists, videos etc.) and social media.

A summary of the journal article with more details can be found here.