Consideration on Appropriate Display Area for Head-Up Displays 2007-01-3512
Head-up displays (HUDs) require drivers to perceive double images simultaneously, that is, the scene to the front and display images, and this simultaneous viewing of two objects may cause cognitive confusion during driving. In this paper, we discuss some factors that determine the appropriate area for HUDs. First we discuss the feeling of troublesomeness with consideration of eye movements during driving. Secondly, we investigated the situation wherein the driver in a trailing vehicle perceives the stop lamps of a lead vehicle. Upon these considerations, we conclude that in the vertical direction the area under 4 degrees below the horizontal line would be a safer display area.