Print Email Facebook Twitter Does road familiarity change eye fixations? A comparison between watching a video and real driving Title Does road familiarity change eye fixations? A comparison between watching a video and real driving Author Martens, M.H. Fox, M. TNO Defensie en Veiligheid Publication year 2007 Abstract Fixation times are known to decrease after multiple exposures to the same road in simulated environments. The present study investigates whether this also holds for real driving and for watching a video, which was taped during driving (while simulating steering and braking). It appeared that the fixation times for traffic signs, information signs or road markings decreased as participants encountered the environment more often. This decrease between the two conditions in fixation times was quite comparable between watching a video and actual driving. However, there were also some differences in fixation times and frequencies to specific objects. Therefore, great care is needed when using video instead of real driving to investigate fixation times and frequencies to traffic related objects. Keywords: Expectations; Familiarity; Driving; Video; Fixation times; Traffic signs Subject TrafficTraffic signsExpectationsEye movementsResponse timesVisual searchInformation processingDrivingFamiliarityFixation timesVideoAutomobile driversAutomobile steering equipmentComputer simulationRailroad traffic controlRunway markingsFixation timesReal drivingRoad markingsSimulating steeringRailroad transportation To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:94ac23cb-52ea-49c3-8515-29384d878df2 DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trf.2006.03.002 TNO identifier 15947 Source Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 10 (1), 33-47 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.