Driver gaze behaviour at cycle crossings in daylight and at night

Download
Carmen Kettwich

The aim of the present study was to evaluate a method for assessment of drivers’ gaze behaviour and to study gaze and driving behaviour at cycle crossings after right turns. Twenty-one participants were equipped with a head-mounted eye tracking system and were instructed to drive along a predetermined test route in an urban area, in daylight and at night. Five cycle crossings after right turn were passed. At the last cycle crossing during the second driving session, a cyclist was approaching the crossing. After each driving session, the participants filled in a questionnaire. Gaze behaviour just before and at the cycle crossing was analyzed. The participants tended to look towards the cycle path more in daylight than at night. When a cyclist was approaching the crossing, the participants looked at her earlier in daylight than at night. Using a head-mounted eye tracking system worked well for analysis of gaze behaviour towards well-defined objects. The system worked well in daylight as well as at night. A disadvantage is that the system reduces the drivers’ ability to turn their head.

MEET US


25-27
Aug

ICTTP 2020

ICTTP, International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology, is held in Gothenburg, Sweden.

LATEST NEWS


2018-11-19

Report regarding government commission on the costs of traffic to society has been submitted

Since 2013, the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) has had several government commissions to produce documentation on the costs to society caused by traffic. On 1 November 2018, the agency reported its latest commission, Samkost 3....


2018-10-29

International standardisation efforts have many advantages

VTI participates in several international standardisation committees. The work is important because it helps to ensure that standards can be adapted to Swedish conditions and it also provides access to valuable contacts and networks.


2018-10-24

China wants to work with the best

Through the CTS cooperation, VTI is gaining valuable research contacts with China. The country is facing major challenges in the field of road safety but also has enormous potential.


2018-10-23

VTI participated in conference on electric roads

Systems with electrified roads are a relatively new concept and many projects have been launched in recent years. To stimulate the transfer of knowledge and collaboration, the Research and Innovation Platform for Electric Roads arranged its second...


2018-10-18

ADAS&ME is tackling the interaction between people and technology

ADAS&ME is a major EU project focused on automation, the human condition and the human environment. The budget is EUR 9.6 million and VTI is the coordinator.


2018-10-05

Users contribute to the development of train simulators

Apart from advanced driving simulators, VTI has developed several variations of train simulators which are used for training, education and research. In recent years, interest has increased drastically among major actors in the railway sector, and VTI has...