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News: Study shows that typeface choice has safety benefits

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Research conducted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Monotype Image Holding Inc has demonstrated that certain typeface styles can reduce the glance time for driver information systems.

Studies demonstrated that there was a marked and consistent reduction in the time spent looking at information displays when they used certain typeface styles.

With the increase in information presented to drivers from navigation, driver information and multi-media systems, the results make interesting reading. At highway speeds, the reduction in time spent absorbing information equated to a distance travelled of 50 feet.

Monotype's Frutiger typeface produced the best results in the test, conducted with 82 participants aged between 36 and 75.

Source: MIT Age Lab

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Posted on Thursday, September 27 @ 09:39:04 UTC by Darren Griffin

 
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