AutoWSD: Virtual reality automated driving simulator for rapid HCI prototyping

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Human factors research in automated driving is nowadays often conducted using either low-quality setups such as 2D monitors or highly expensive driving simulators with motion platforms. Additionally, software for automated driving scenarios is often expensive and hard to modify for different scenarios. We intend to bridge this gap by proposing a low-cost, high-fidelity immersive prototyping solution by utilizing the recent advances in development of virtual reality (VR): AutoWSD - Automated driving simulator for research on windshield displays. We showcase a hybrid software and hardware solution that is based on the popular and widely used Unity development platform. Furthermore, we demonstrate the little effort needed to create scenarios for user studies, and thereby foster discussion about potential improvements and extensions for AutoWSD, as well as the topic of trust, acceptance, user experience and simulator sickness in automation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMensch und Computer 2019, MuC 2019 - Tagungsband
EditorsFlorian Alt, Andreas Bulling, Tanja Doring
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450371988
Publication statusPublished - 8 Sept 2019
Event2019 Conference on Mensch und Computer, MuC 2019 - Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 8 Sept 201911 Sept 2019

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


Conference2019 Conference on Mensch und Computer, MuC 2019


  • Heads-up display
  • Prototyping
  • User studies
  • Virtual reality
  • Windshield display


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