This summer I had another great internship at the Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL) in Cambridge, MA. This time my host was Garrett Weinberg. My experiences from MERL are extremely positive, not only because I had an opportunity to work on high-end research, but also because of people that I directly collaborated with.
Similar to the last year, we did another human-computer interaction user study in a driving simulator (see picture below). The purpose of the study was to investigate the usefulness of head-up displays (HUDs) for presenting information that is not directly related to driving or vehicle operation, such as infotainment information. The results are encouraging in comparison to head-down displays (HDDs), which are nowadays a default way of presenting information in vehicles. We are currently working on publishing the findings from this study, so stay tuned for a more detailed report about this topic.