Print Email Facebook Twitter Drivers' behavioural reactions to unexpected events: Influence of workload, environment and driver characteristics Title Drivers' behavioural reactions to unexpected events: Influence of workload, environment and driver characteristics Author Schaap, T.W. van Arem, B. van der Horst, A.R.A. TNO Defensie en Veiligheid Contributor van Zuylen, H.J. (editor) van Binsbergen, A.J. (editor) Publication year 2008 Abstract Many subtasks are relevant simultaneously when driving at urban intersections. Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) can support the driver in this complex task. For a well-guided development and evaluatoin process of ADAS, insight into how different driving tasks influence each other is needed. Earlier research has shown that the interaction between different subtasks is changed by unexpected events. A driving simulator experiment was conducted to determine how gender, workload and event urgency influence this. Participants' reactions to two unexpected events were measured. Participants temporarily changed their driving behaviour in reaction to the event. Urgency of the event increased this effect; workload changed the length of adjustments to the event. An interaction effect was found between workload and urgency: participants with high workload drove smoother, unless urgency of the unexpected event reached a threshold. No influence of gender was found. Keywords Behavioural adaptation, workload, gender, levels of the driving task Subject Traffic Simulation Informaticstrafficroad designdriving behaviour To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:f80b1980-0a13-4b92-97e5-c3e542818189 TNO identifier 23596 ISBN 9789055841127 Source TRAIL In Perspective, Selected Papers 10th International TRAIL Congress., 213-231 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.