Current Forwarder interface


User study

We met students at a Forestry Studies School to test our ideas about the information system using our prototype. Our goal was to see if the information we were providing at each moment of the forwarding process was considered useful by the students (and future drivers). The feedback in general was positive. More precisely, the students found the information easy to understand and highlighted the possibilities for better planning and a more organized work flow.



We believe that drivers in the future should be able to access more information about their surroundings. Such as; more precise GPS positions for machines and logs, detailed data about quantity, type and quality of the logs and information about the ground; altitude, wet areas and density of the soil etc.

These assumptions are based on the research that we have carried out during the project and in dialogue with collaboration partners.



The interface in form av an display inside the cabin shows overview information of the work area. The driver can chose which area he wants to work in, when the driver enters a defined sub area, the main map view will show detailed information such as: the precise location, weight and type of each log in relation to the vehicle. These logs will disappear from the map as they are being collected.


The map together with the augmented reality shown in the window will also be helpful in conditions of poor visibility.For the inexperienced driver the augmented reality may also be applied to the windows of the vehicle to shorten the learning curve.