Print Email Facebook Twitter Influence of unexpected events on driving behaviour at different hierarchical levels: A driving simulator experiment Title Influence of unexpected events on driving behaviour at different hierarchical levels: A driving simulator experiment Author Schaap, T.W. van der Horst, A.R.A. van Arem, B. TNO Bouw en Ondergrond TNO Defensie en Veiligheid BenO DenV Publication year 2008 Abstract Computer based simulation models of human driving behaviour can be used effectively to model driving and behavioural adaptation to Intelligent Transport System (ITS). This can be a useful step in human centered design of ITS. To construct a comprehensive model of driving behaviour, the interaction between the three levels of the driving task has to be determined. This gives insight into how different driving tasks influence each other. A driving simulator experiment was conducted to determine the relationship between levels of the driving task. The influence of workload on this relationship was determined by giving subjects an additional cognitive task. Subjects had to drive many similar intersections, until an unexpected event occurred. Their reaction on the tactical level to the compensation on the control level was measured. Participants lowered speed and increased headway after having to brake; level of unexpectedness increased this effect. Workload decreased this effect on driving speed. Subject Traffictraffic To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:edce1c46-ff32-40b7-9ea3-bd3f4a249a72 TNO identifier 22023 Source European conference on human centred design for intelligent transport systems Lyon April 3-4, 2008, 131-140 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.