Changes in Optic Flow and Scene Contrast Affect the Driving Speed

@inproceedings{Pretto2006ChangesIO,
  title={Changes in Optic Flow and Scene Contrast Affect the Driving Speed},
  author={Paolo Pretto and Astros Chatziastros},
  year={2006}
}
While walking in a virtual environment, the optic flow can be manipulated to elicit the impression of moving faster or slower compared to the actual walking speed. In this study, we investigated whether participants in a driving simulation are similarly sensitive to changes in the velocity of the optic flow. Moreover, it has been shown that drivers’ speed perception is affected by the contrast of the scene. For instance, a spatially uniform contrast reduction, simulating, fog, leads to a lower… CONTINUE READING