Suitability of autostereoscopic displays in the vehicle context, including distraction, safety and comfort

3D technologies, in particular those relating to spatial data acquisition, their visualization and interaction with the corresponding 3D representations, have become increasingly more important in the last two decades due to advancing technological developments in the field of hardware and software. Those monitors that allow a spatial representation without further aids are of growing interest. These autostereoscopic displays have an advantage over two-dimensional displays for the human detection performance of data with spatial reference. These advantages of stereoscopic views can find a practical and substantial application in the driver-vehicle interaction research. New and innovative driver assistance systems can make use of autostereoscopic displays to provide the driver with prepared information about their environment and to minimize the possible additional workload compared to standard commercial displays. However, in order to exploit the full potential of the higher recognition performance of spatial situations by users, fundamental research questions concerning the man-maschine-interaction are the focus of this research project.