Student thesis: Master Thesis and HD Thesis

  • Allan Aabern
4. term, Medialogy, Master (Master Programme)
The driver’s task today quite differs from what it was 100 years ago. Back then and in the absence of automated systems, most of a drivers’ mental workload involved controlling the vehicle. After liberating the driver from constant adjustments while travelling, there are new problems arising. There is a tendency to think that car driving is a waste of time that could be better spent on other activities, and as a consequence, cars are becoming filled with devices for information exchange.

This report is made in collaboration with an international project called POLE Consenses, working with a task handed out by the company Continental. The study includes collaboration with five other team members in an intercultural and inter disciplinary POLE study group, which have been a part of an ideation process in Guadalajara, Mexico.

The final problem statement in this report is:
“What is the effect on comfortably use of a smartphone via a Head-Up Display, instead of a traditional smartphone, while driving?”

A prototype for a using a smartphone while driving is being implemented and the experiment will be carried out in Switzerland. As such, this report does only contain the experiment design for the test, and no results. These results, along with a conclusion on the problem statement, will be available, as a complementary paper to this report, once the testing in Switzerland is done.
Publication date24 May 2013
Number of pages46
ID: 76680316