Exploring crosstalk perception for stereoscopic 3D head-up displays in a crosstalk simulator
In today's upper class vehicles, head-up displays (HUDs) are state of the art human-machine interfaces used to increase driving security and comfort. Working with a stereoscopically perceived viewing impression, a novel automotive 3D HUD would allow the simultaneous visualization of multiple contents in various depth planes. However, stereoscopic crosstalk is one of the most important parameters influencing the image quality of stereoscopic systems. We present a setup to simulate crosstalk including a specific software solution. It constitutes a platform to explore the effects of stereoscopic crosstalk in the augmented reality viewing conditions of a 3D HUD. As the setup allows the variation of numerous parameters, it provides a versatile research platform. By means of it, we investigate the variation of the visibility and acceptability thresholds of crosstalk over various parameters. Our results include the finding that they decrease with rising contrast affirming this behavior known for conventional stereoscopic displays for stereoscopic see-through displays.