AUGMENTED REALITY AS A NAVIGATION AID FOR THE MANOEUVRING OF HIGH-SPEED CRAFTS
Several accident reports involving high speed crafts (HSCs) show that the major cause of accidents has been that navigators have trouble interpreting radar information. However, with the introduction of Augmented Reality, navigational information can be presented in the “out-the-window scene”. The goal here is to find out how the introduction of augmented reality affects the manoeuvring task. Our results show that experienced operators using augmented reality drive faster, have less deviation from the route and have more visual focus on the “out-the-window scene”. It is concluded that such changes must be analysed more thoroughly, and that the new technique must be developed further in cooperation with the real experts, the skilled users.