2.AN INFORMATION STRUCTURAL MODELOFVEHICLE NAVIGATION AND ITSIMPLICATIONS
This paper proposes a simple model to provide a framework for investigating human behavior with vehicle navigation aids. This modelconsists of planning, decision-making, control, and perception. Decisions aremade by comparing perceived cues from the outside view with the expectedcues from planning. VNA assist mainly in dynamic planning, providingsupport and updating to the cognitive map, navigators have of their environment.VNA aims at assisting drivers in car navigation; human capabilities andlimitations have to be incorporated in VNA designs. To date research invehicle navigation has not provided sufficient models to support such designs.There are many aspects of vehicle navigation with VNA havenot beenintensively addressed with models. The interactions between the humandriver, the machine and the natural view of the environment is one of them.A VNA system is assumed to have at least the following Characteristics1.It has a database of navigation information. The database providesgeographical and other relevant information about the area that thevehicle is traveling through.2.It has a capability of locating the current position of the vehicle.3.There is an algorithm making dynamicsuggestions onroute selection.4.It has an interface, which presents the navigation model to the humandriver.