Behavioural compensation by drivers of a simulator when using a vision enhancement system

Stanton, Neville A. and Pinto, Marcel (2000) Behavioural compensation by drivers of a simulator when using a vision enhancement system. Ergonomics, 43, (9), 1359-1370. (doi:10.1080/001401300421806).


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Technological progress is suggesting dramatic changes to the tasks of the driver, with the general aim of making driving environment safer. Before any of these technologies are implemented, empirical research is required to establish if these devices do, in fact, bring about the anticipated improvements. Initially, at least, simulated driving environments offer a means of conducting this research. The study reported here concentrates on the application of a vision enhancement (VE) system within the risk homeostasis paradigm. It was anticipated, in line with risk homeostasis theory, that drivers would compensate for the reduction in risk by increasing speed. The results support the hypothesis although, after a simulated failure of the VE system, drivers did reduce their speed due to reduced confidence in the reliability of the system.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1080/001401300421806
ISSNs: 0014-0139 (print)
1366-5847 (electronic)
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Keywords: vision, enhancement, driving, rht, simulation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
ePrint ID: 76093
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
September 2000Published
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:09

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