Participate in research: How intended pathway information shared via an augmented reality HUD can assist in semi-automated driving

This research project is being undertaken as part of a PhD study by Ritwik Swain.

The purpose of this research project is to design and test technology that could help drivers operate semi-automated vehicles safely. The technology will be a visual display, an Augmented Reality in a Head-Up Display (AR-HUD) in the vehicle windscreen which shows the intended pathway of the automated vehicle and also information on what the vehicle can see, in the form of object recognition.

You are eligible to participate in this research project if you reside in Australia and hold a driver’s license that allows you to drive in Australia. Due to this criteria, you are required to be of at least 17 years of age.

Participation will involve completing an online survey that will take approximately 30 minutes of your time.

The survey will ask some general questions about yourself (e.g. age and gender). The second part of the survey will involve viewing up to 8 photographs of a driving scenario with corresponding questions. The final part of the survey will involve watching up to 6 short videos of driving scenarios, which will then be paused, and you will be asked questions about the video.

Examples of Questions that will be in the study include:

    • “What type of traffic scenario was shown in the video?”
    • “The AV will crash into the vehicle ahead”” (Slider scale response stating the extent of agreement)

What are the possible benefits for me if I take part?
It is expected that this research project will not directly benefit you. The outcomes of the research, however, may benefit the development of safer human machine interactions both in the context of vehicles and elsewhere, which could potentially lead to a reduced number of road-related injuries and fatalities.

To recognise your contribution should you choose to participate the research team is offering you the chance to win one of 3 x $100 online vouchers from which can be spent at a large variety of Australian retailers. QUT first year psychology students will have the option to receive SONA course credit (0.5 credit points) or to enter the prize draw.

Please note the opening date for entries is 1st June 2020, the closing date for entries is 31st December 2020. The Terms and Conditions of the prize draw can be located at:

A link to the survey can be located at:

Please note that this study has been approved by the QUT Human Research Ethics Committee (approval number 2000000324).


If you have any questions or require further information, please contact one of the listed researchers:

Ritwik Swain 07 3138 4951
Andry Rakotonirainy 07 3138 4683