Visual interfaces for decision aiding when remotely maneuvering a vehicle Dynamic information visualization to aid a remote operator’s perception for a safer and more precise maneuvering
Examensarbete för masterexamen
The automotive industry is moving towards autonomous driving. In this ongoing transition, sophisticated challenges are arising. One of many is the development of remote maneuvering stations from which a vehicle can remotely be maneuvered by an operator. In this master thesis the aim has been to investigate which information a remote operator needs and how to present it; in order to maneuver the vehicle as safe and efficient as possible. The challenge was at first to fundamentally understand how we perceive important attributes such as speed, road gradient and surrounding environment when driving a traditional vehicle. And secondly, how this information could be translated into a stationed remote maneuvering station where the visual information is given through 2D screens which displays a live video feed from cameras mounted on the remote vehicle. To achieve this, two iterations which followed a combination of the methodologies from Design Thinking and IDEO were conducted, each containing thorough desk research, expert interviews, ideations, prototyping and evaluating. The result is packaged into guidelines which gives the reader an understanding of which information the remote operator needs in order to perceive the vehicle and its environment, and how to present it in an intuitive way which does not causes fatigue.
Interaction design , remote maneuvering , autonomous vehicle , UX , information visualization