This study investigated drivers’ acceptance of a variable message sign (VMS) displaying bilingual messages. The VMS displayed Finnish and Swedish text message by turns(2.0 s in each language). Totally, 350 drivers were interviewed, downstream of the sign,regarding recall and preference of messages. Drivers reported no major problems in obtaining the information displayed by this method. However, some older drivers felt that display time was too short, and some drivers expressed the feeling that the task of reading has become more complicated. The overall implication of the study is that most drivers accepted the VMS displaying bilingual messages by turns.
|Title of host publication||Information overload experiment reports|
|Subtitle of host publication||TROPIC (Traffic Optimisation by the Integration of information and Control) Deliverable D12.2 Issue 2.00|
|Place of Publication||Birmingham|
|Publisher||WS Atkins Consultants|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|
|MoE publication type||Not Eligible|
Harjula, V., Luoma, J., & Rämä, P. (1998). Acceptance of VMS displaying bilingual messages by turns. In K. MacLaverty (Ed.), Information overload experiment reports: TROPIC (Traffic Optimisation by the Integration of information and Control) Deliverable D12.2 Issue 2.00 (pp. 27-34). WS Atkins Consultants.