Communicating intended routes in ECDIS: Evaluating technological change
2013 (English)In: Accident Analysis and Prevention, ISSN 0001-4575, E-ISSN 1879-2057, Vol. 60, 366-370 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Misunderstanding each other's intentions is one of the most common causes of shipping accidents. By sending out a number of waypoints ahead and displaying them on the Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) a ship's intentions would be clearly visible for other ships. Displaying ships’ intentions would be a major change compared to navigation today. It could be very beneficial but it could also have unintended consequences. This paper reports on findings from an evaluation looking for unintended consequences of change using system simulation. During the simulation an unanticipated behavior was observed. Bridge crews started to click and drag waypoints too negotiate crossing situations ahead of time. The behavior could be compared to agreeing over the VHF. However further research is needed to evaluate this new behavior and how it aligns to COLREGS.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 60, 366-370 p.
Intended routes, route exchange, ECDIS, Electronic charts and display information system, VTS, e-Navigation
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics Human Computer Interaction
Research subject Shipping, Maritime Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-60523DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2012.12.012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-60523DiVA: diva2:1071885