Getting There From Here With Travtek


Andre, A., Hancock, P.A., & Smith, K. (1993). Getting there from here with Travtek. Ergonomics in Design, 2, 16-17.

The following is a brief account of our experiences while participating in General Motors’ TravTek Demonstration Project.  TravTek is an advanced navigation system for automobiles.  This system consists of a color CRT unit used to display various maps for general navigation and location specific attractions and services, as well as voice guidance.  The system we used was housed in a rental car, presenting an ideal situation for the evaluation because drivers of rented cars are often unfamiliar with both the geographical area (hence the desire for a guidance system) and the particular display/control interface of the rented vehicle (an argument against added complexity).

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