Investigating the influence of working memory capacity when driving behavior is combined with cognitive load: An LCT study of young novice drivers.

@article{Ross2014InvestigatingTI,
  title={Investigating the influence of working memory capacity when driving behavior is combined with cognitive load: An LCT study of young novice drivers.},
  author={Veerle Ross and Ellen M. M. Jongen and Weixin Wang and Tom Brijs and Kris Brijs and Robert A. C. Ruiter and Geert Wets},
  journal={Accident; analysis and prevention},
  year={2014},
  volume={62},
  pages={377-87}
}
Distracted driving has received increasing attention in the literature due to potential adverse safety outcomes. An often posed solution to alleviate distraction while driving is hands-free technology. Interference by distraction can occur however at the sensory input (e.g., visual) level, but also at the cognitive level where hands-free technology induces working memory (WM) load. Active maintenance of goal-directed behavior in the presence of distraction depends on WM capacity (i.e., Lavie's… CONTINUE READING