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The influence of predictability and frequency of events on the gaze behaviour while driving

Kaul, Robert and Baumann, Martin and Wortelen, Bertram (2010) The influence of predictability and frequency of events on the gaze behaviour while driving. 1. HMAT - Human Modelling in Assisted Transportation, 30. Jun. - 02. Jul. 2010, Belgirate, Italien.

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Abstract

One possible reason for rear-end crashes might be that the driver is distracted as the driver does not pay enough attention to the driving task. Therefore allocation of attention must be appropriate to the demands of the current traffic situation. According to the SEEV-Model allocation of attention is determined by the expectancy that there will be new information in a visual channel. According to the model expectancy is determined by the event rate of the information. To investigate to what extent allocation of attention is determined by the absolute frequency of events or by the expected event rate an experiment was conducted in a dynamic driving simulator. The current results show that the predictability of the behaviour of the lead car has a bigger influence on the allocation of visual attention than the frequency of speed changes of a lead car and the frequency of a visual secondary task.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:The influence of predictability and frequency of events on the gaze behaviour while driving
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Kaul, Robertrobert.kaul@dlr.de
Baumann, Martinmartin.baumann@dlr.de
Wortelen, BertramOFFIS e.V.
Date:30 June 2010
Status:Accepted
Keywords:Allocation of visual attention - Expectancy - Visual secondary task - Car following - Dynamic driving simulator
Event Title:1. HMAT - Human Modelling in Assisted Transportation
Event Location:Belgirate, Italien
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:30. Jun. - 02. Jul. 2010
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Terrestrial Vehicles
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V BF - Bodengebundene Fahrzeuge
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Fahrerassistenz (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transportation Systems > Automotive
Deposited By: Robert Kaul
Deposited On:01 Nov 2010 10:41
Last Modified:21 Feb 2011 13:09

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