Title: Eyetracker analysis of fixation points using an IR HUD in an automobile

Authors: Thomas Meitzler, Kimberly Lane, Darryl Bryk, E.J. Sohn, Daniel Jusela, Samuel Ebenstein, Greg Smith, Yelena Rodin

Addresses: US Army TACOM, AMSTA-TR-R, MS 263, Warren, MI, USA. ' US Army TACOM, AMSTA-TR-R, MS 263, Warren, MI, USA. ' US Army TACOM, AMSTA-TR-R, MS 263, Warren, MI, USA. ' US Army TACOM, AMSTA-TR-R, MS 263, Warren, MI, USA. ' Ford Motor Company, Scientific Research Laboratory, Dearborn, MI, USA. ' Ford Motor Company, Scientific Research Laboratory, Dearborn, MI, USA. ' Ford Motor Company, Scientific Research Laboratory, Dearborn, MI, USA. ' Ford Motor Company, Scientific Research Laboratory, Dearborn, MI, USA

Abstract: This paper describes the experimental apparatus and analysis techniques now in place at the US Army Tank-automotive and Armaments COMmand Visual Perception Lab in Warren, Michigan, and the results of some preliminary trials using these methods. The tools will be used to develop and analyse experiments to better understand how drivers use various displays and viewing systems intended to aid drivers in poor visibility conditions, particularly at night. Visible and infrared road scene imagery obtained from the field were displayed simultaneously and subject eye fixation and point of gaze measured using a magnetic head tracker and near infrared eyetracker. Results were analysed to determine if personal differences between the various subjects caused them to prefer one display to another. The goal was to see if people prefer to use the heads up display or the direct view for driving at night.

Keywords: automotive IR displays; enhanced vision; infrared displays; eyetracker.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.2001.005212

International Journal of Vehicle Design, 2001 Vol.26 No.4, pp.374 - 384

Available online: 11 Sep 2004 *

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