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2017 IEEE Virtual Reality (VR) (2017)
Los Angeles, CA, USA
March 18, 2017 to March 22, 2017
ISSN: 2375-5334
ISBN: 978-1-5090-6648-3
pp: 305-306
Patrick Lindemann , Chair of Human-Machine Communication, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Gerhard Rigoll , Chair of Human-Machine Communication, Technical University of Munich, Germany
ABSTRACT
We anticipate advancements in mixed reality device technology which might benefit driver-car interaction scenarios and present a simulated diminished reality interface for car drivers. It runs in a custom driving simulation and allows drivers to perceive otherwise occluded objects of the environment through the car body. We expect to obtain insights that will be relevant to future real-world applications. We conducted a pre-study with participants performing a driving task with the prototype in a CAVE-like virtual environment. Users preferred large-sized see-through areas over small ones but had differing opinions on the level of transparency to use. In future work, we plan additional evaluations of the driving performance and will further extend the simulation.
INDEX TERMS
Automobiles, Visualization, Prototypes, Virtual reality, Cameras, Solid modeling
CITATION

P. Lindemann and G. Rigoll, "A diminished reality simulation for driver-car interaction with transparent cockpits," 2017 IEEE Virtual Reality (VR), Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2017, pp. 305-306.
doi:10.1109/VR.2017.7892298
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