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Camera-view augmented reality: Overlaying navigation instructions on a real-time view of the road

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This paper examines whether drivers would be well-served with a navigation aid that overlays augmented reality (AR) content on a live feed from a camera that shows the forward road.


To answer this question, the authors conducted a simulator-based study and compared the use of such a navigation aid to the use of a head-up AR aid, as well as to the use of 2D map shown on a head-down display. The results confirm prior results that a head-up AR navigation aid can keep drivers' visual attention on the road, and that drivers like such a navigation aid. The results also indicate that a camera-view AR navigation aid might not be well-received by drivers. (Publisher abstract provided)


Date Published: January 1, 2018