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In-Vehicle Visual Hindrance Free Positioning of Instrument Cluster
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published September 29, 2015 by SAE International in United States
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In-vehicle displays such as an instrument cluster in a vehicle provide vital information to the user. The information in terms of displays and tell-tales needs to be perceived by the user with minimal glance during driving. Drivers must recognize the condition of the vehicle and the state of its surroundings through primarily visual means. Drivers then process this in the brain, draw on their memory to identify problem situations, decide on a plan of action and execute it in order to avoid an accident. There are visual hindrances seen in real world scenario such as obscuration, reflection and glare on the instrument cluster which prevents the vital information flow from vehicle to the driver. In order to ensure safety while driving, the instrument cluster or driver displays should be placed in an optimized location. This paper deals with how to achieve a visual hindrance free cluster position in a vehicle to protect the important information flow from the vehicle to the driver.
CitationGanesh, D., Mohammed, R., Krishnan, H., and Rambabu, R., "In-Vehicle Visual Hindrance Free Positioning of Instrument Cluster," SAE Technical Paper 2015-01-2838, 2015, https://doi.org/10.4271/2015-01-2838.
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