Jetblack Landspeed Record Vehicle – Cockpit Design

March 2010 – December 2013
Jetblack is a New Zealand-led challenge on the World Landspeed Record (Currently set at 1225 km/h, achieved in 1997 by Andy Green in Thrust SSC), designed, built and tested over the next 3-4 years.

People involved: 
Dr. Robert Wellington (HCI) and Dr. Stefan Marks (Software Development).

Description:
As a part of several teams that are developing parts of the vehicle, we are investigating the best design for the many components of the Jetblack cockpit system.

Together as an interdisciplinary team of researchers from the School of Mathematical Sciences and Colab, we will create a driver’s cockpit that allows the future driver to feel and control the vehicle with precision, and in which the right information can quickly be accessed in an easily understood way exactly at the right time.

Throughout our cockpit development programme we will be testing out results in a life-sized cockpit, designed especially for this project.

Research publications:

  • Wellington, R., & Marks, S. (2013). An Ethnographic Study of a High Cognitive Load Driving Environment. In Smith, R, & Wünsche, B (Eds.), Proceedings of the 14th Australasian User Interface Conference (AUIC 2013) Vol. 139 (pp. 121-122). Adelaide, Australia.
  • Marks, S., & Wellington, R. (2013). Experimental Study of Steer-by-Wire Ratios and Response Curves in a Simulated High Speed Vehicle. In Smith, R, & Wünsche, B (Eds.), Proceedings of the 14th Australasian User Interface Conference (AUIC 2013) Vol. 139 (pp. 123-124). Adelaide, Australia.

 

Contact:

 

Link:
http://jetblacklsr.com/

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