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In-Vehicle Virtual Traffic Lights: a Graphical User Interface

Olaverri , C. ; Gomes, P. ; Kruger-Silveria, M. K-S. ; Ferreira, M.

In-Vehicle Virtual Traffic Lights: a Graphical User Interface, Proc Conf. Ibérica de Sistemas e Tecnologias de Informação - CISTI , Madrid, Spain, Vol. 0, pp. 0 - 0, June, 2012.

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Abstract
Traffic control through an adequate location of devices
can improve traffic flow and reduce collisions. Today’s
technology is capable of virtually conveying to the driver
information that is traditionally displayed through traffic signs
on the road. Relying on this technology we propose a novel
approach to regulate traffic through the ubiquitous optimized
management of individual intersections replacing the physical
devices by Virtual Traffic Lights. We virtually prompt the driver
with information related to traffic control and evaluate the user
interface system with respect to safety and user acceptance to
identify possible negative effects on the primary driving task.
Results are promising since the driving performance using
Virtual Traffic Lights did not significantly differ from the
performance using conventional devices.