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Changes in drivers' visual behaviour due to the introduction of complex versus simple route navigation information

Introduction The importance of the human driver as the operational crux of a tightly coupled operator-machine system is central to the design cycle in the automotive industry. This industry is currently on the verge of adding new technologies to the vehicle cockpit and re-inventing new technologies to replace old functional facilities. Instrument panel and in-vehicle displays are currently undergoing a stage of rapid evolution. Traditional mechanical displays are being replaced by

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light-emitting diode technology. Computer VDUs are being implemented into the vehicle environment for specialized applications such as route guidance.