This paper surveys a collection of published research articles relating to the rapidly developing field of augmented reality systems. While similar to virtual reality, augmented reality is a technology that connects the real world to the virtual by overlaying digital information onto objects or places to inform the user or enhance their experience (Berryman, 2012). This review will examine how augmented reality, referred to as AR within this paper, can be used in vehicles and what cognitive effects can be observed when using AR systems. Current and future AR systems are evaluated under two classifications within this paper: augmented reality windshield displays (ARW displays) and center console augmented reality displays (CCAR displays). Both of these AR systems have potential benefits relating to road safety and improved driver experience but can also be seen to have drawbacks depending on the interface elements. Another area of focus for this paper is the safety of AR systems in vehicles and the ways it can improve or hinder driver safety in various ways.
Presentation for research review