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The interaction between driving and in-vehicle information systems: Comparison of results from laboratory, simulator and real-world studies

Santos, J., Merat, N., Mouta, S., Brookhuis, K. and De Waard, D. (2005) The interaction between driving and in-vehicle information systems: Comparison of results from laboratory, simulator and real-world studies. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 8 (2). pp. 135-146. ISSN 1369-8478

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Abstract

The main objective of this study was to compare a standardised visual performance test in three driving research environments: laboratory, simulator and instrumented vehicle. The effects of a standardised secondary visual search task on the primary task, i.e. aspects of driving performance, were evaluated and compared between the three facilities. Results showed that for gross effects on performance indicators, aspects of lateral position control in the laboratory test gave a sufficient first indication of sizeable influence as soon as visual attention was diverted towards the secondary task. More subtle differences between levels of visual search difficulty were only found in the simulator and in the field. One main purpose of the EU project HASTE, which was the context of the present study, is to produce guidelines for and assess the suitability of each of the test environments for testing the effects of In-Vehicle-Information-Systems on driving performance.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: Copyright © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. Uploaded in accordance with the self-archiving policy of the copyright holder. This is an author produced version of a paper subsequently published in 'Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour'
Keywords: Driving performance, In-vehicle Information Systems (IVIS), Driving test facilities
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Environment (Leeds) > Institute for Transport Studies (Leeds)
Depositing User: Adrian May
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 17:03
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trf.2005.04.001
Status: Published
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.trf.2005.04.001
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/2027

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