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Enhancing environmental engagement with natural language interfaces for in-vehicle navigation systems (2018)
Journal Article
Antrobus, V., Large, D., Burnett, G., & Hare, C. (in press). Enhancing environmental engagement with natural language interfaces for in-vehicle navigation systems. Journal of Navigation,

Four on-road studies were conducted in the Clifton area of Nottingham, UK, aiming to explore the relationships between driver workload and environmental engagement associated with ‘active’ and ‘passive’ navigation systems. In a between-subjects desig... Read More

An investigation of the effects of driver age when using novel navigation systems in a head-up display (2018)
Journal Article
Pampel, S., Lamb, K., Burnett, G., Skrypchuk, L., Hare, C., & Mouzakitis, A. (in press). An investigation of the effects of driver age when using novel navigation systems in a head-up display. Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, 27(1),

Although drivers gain experience with age, many older drivers are faced with age-related deteriorations that can lead to a higher crash risk. Head-Up Displays (HUDs) have been linked to significant improvements in driving performance for older driver... Read More

Exploring the Use of Mid-Air Ultrasonic Feedback to Enhance Automotive User Interfaces (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Harrington, K., Large, D. R., Burnett, G., & Georgiou, O. (2018). Exploring the Use of Mid-Air Ultrasonic Feedback to Enhance Automotive User Interfaces. In AutomotiveUI '18: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, 11-20. doi:10.1145/3239060.3239089

Employing a 2x2 within-subjects design, forty-eight experienced drivers (28 male, 20 female) undertook repeated button selection and 'slider-bar' manipulation tasks, to compare a traditional touchscreen with a virtual mid-air gesture interface in a d... Read More

Fostering Trust and Acceptance of a Collision Avoidance System through Retrospective Feedback (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Large, D., Khan, J., & Burnett, G. (2018). Fostering Trust and Acceptance of a Collision Avoidance System through Retrospective Feedback. In Proceedings of the 6th Humanist Conference

A simulator study explored the effects of providing retrospective feedback on drivers’ acceptance of a collision avoidance system (CAS) following a false activation. Sixteen experienced drivers undertook two drives, each lasting approximately 20 minu... Read More

Towards a predictive model of driver acceptance of active collision avoidance systems (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Large, D., Banks, V., Burnett, G., & Harvey, C. (2018). Towards a predictive model of driver acceptance of active collision avoidance systems. In Proceedings of 7th Transport Research Arena TRA 2018, April 16 - 19, 2018, Vienna, Austriadoi:10.5281/zenodo.1222174

Drivers’ acceptance of advanced-driver-assistance-systems (ADAS), such as pedestrian alert systems (PAS), is vital if the full benefits are to be realised. However, the adoption and continued use of such technology is not only contingent on the syste... Read More

Understanding the effects of peripheral vision and muscle memory on in-vehicle touchscreen interactions (2018)
Journal Article
Eren, A. L., Burnett, G., Large, D. R., & Harvey, C. (in press). Understanding the effects of peripheral vision and muscle memory on in-vehicle touchscreen interactions. IET Intelligent Transport Systems, doi:10.1049/iet-its.2017.0229. ISSN 1751-956X

It is important to gain a better understanding of how drivers interact with in-vehicle touchscreens to help design interfaces to minimise “eyes off road” time. The study aimed to investigate the relative effects of two interaction mechanisms (periphe... Read More

Exploring the relationship between false alarms and driver acceptance of a pedestrian alert system during simulated driving (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Large, D. R., Harvey, C., Burnett, G., Merenda, C., Leong, S., & Gabbard, J. (2017, October). Exploring the relationship between false alarms and driver acceptance of a pedestrian alert system during simulated driving. Paper presented at The Road Safety and Simulation conference

n-vehicle pedestrian-alert-systems (PASs) can be prone to ‘false positive’ declarations, with the likelihood of false interventions increasing as time-to-collision (TTC) extends. A high number of false alarms can annoy drivers and lead to poor acc... Read More

Design Implications of Drivers’ Engagement with Secondary Activities During Highly-Automated Driving – A Longitudinal Simulator Study (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Large, D. R., Burnett, G. E., Morris, A., Muthumani, A., & Matthias, R. (2017). Design Implications of Drivers’ Engagement with Secondary Activities During Highly-Automated Driving – A Longitudinal Simulator Study

Highly-automated vehicles will provide the freedom for drivers to engage in secondary activities while the vehicle is in control. However, little is known regarding the nature of activities that drivers will undertake, and how these may impact driver... Read More

Capturing cultural differences between UK and Malaysian drivers to inform the design of in-vehicle navigation systems (2017)
Journal Article
Large, D. R., Burnett, G., & Mohd-Hasni, Y. (in press). Capturing cultural differences between UK and Malaysian drivers to inform the design of in-vehicle navigation systems. ISSN 2185-0984

Attending to cultural diversity is important for products and technology intended for global placement, such as automobiles, yet many products (and associated interfaces) lack genuine cultural differentiation. For example, in-vehicle navigation syste... Read More