Proceedings PaperPerception Of Moving Holographic Images While Observer Is In Motion
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Current methods of driver training have been criticized for a lack of realistic on-road accident avoidance training. using holography, one can create, with equipment located on the car, three-dimensional vehicles and people that actually appear to be on the road. The three-dimensional images are realistic, not ghost-like; they can be made to approach, recede, or move laterally on the road. They do not appear to be on the windshield. These properties give holography its unique value for driver training and testing, as well as provide a new spectrum of display capabilities. We created and used, on the road, a pre-prototype holographic driver training and testing system. Through the development and testing of the pre-prototype, we were able to assess the utility of holography in this application and identify problems to be resolved in developing an operational system. We found good user acceptance, even with this exploratory system, and identified a number of the factors that will be of importance in an operational system. Many related applications clearly exist with this new technology which has been developing exponentially in the last few years.