On the Design of a Head Up Display Solution to Facilitate Time-controlled Aircraft Taxi-operations
Conference contribution, 2012

Graphical display-support designed as a navigational aid during taxi with aircrafts has been introduced to minimize the risk of incidents and accidents as well as decreasing fuel consumption. Electronic airport maps, datalink and display-technology such as Head-Up Displays (HUDs) provide support to pilots. Means to provide graphical display-support for time-controlled taxi is however lacking. Four display-solutions were developed to assist pilots during time-controlled taxi. These four display-solutions were evaluated during usability tests resulting in a preferred speed-tape graphical HUD solution with alpha-numerical information redundancy.


display design

aircraft taxi




Rikard Eklund

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Design and Human Factors

Anna-Lisa Osvalder

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Design and Human Factors

NES2012, the 44th Annual International Nordic Ergonomics and Human Factors Society Conference, 19-22 August, 2012, Saltsjöbaden, Stockholm, Sweden

Subject Categories

Computer Engineering

Information Science

Human Computer Interaction

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology


Driving Forces

Sustainable development

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