Gaze guidance reduces the number of vehicle-pedestrian collisions in a driving simulator

Abstract

Driving and visual perception are tightly linked. Every moment, a multitude of visual stimuli compete for the driver's limited attentional resources. Despite modern safety measures, traffic accidents still remain a major source of fatalities. A large part of these casualties occur in accidents for which driver distraction was cited as the main cause [National Highway Traffic Safety Administration September 2010]. We propose to help drivers by building an augmented vision system that can guide eye movements towards regions which may constitute a source of danger. In a first study, we have already shown that largely unobtrusive gaze guidance techniques used in a driving simulator help drivers better distribute their attentional resources and drive more safely [Pomarjanschi et al. 2011]. Current experiments investigate the efficiency of more general cues, that only signal the direction in which a critical event might occur. Results of these experiments will be reported at the conference.

DOI: 10.1145/2077451.2077482

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@inproceedings{Pomrjanschi2011GazeGR, title={Gaze guidance reduces the number of vehicle-pedestrian collisions in a driving simulator}, author={Laura Pom{\^a}rjanschi and Michael Dorr and Erhardt Barth}, booktitle={APGV}, year={2011} }