Viewing characteristics of drivers

Martha Leni Siregar, W. K. Kaligis

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A number of studies have been carried out in the field of traffic safety for the purpose of accident number and fatality reduction. An accident is caused by single factors of human errors (drivers), driving environment, and vehicles, or by the combination of the three factors. In most cases it is difficult to point to one factor since it may also be influenced by another factor. As part of the human factor, drivers' visual information is obtained from the viewed objects in the field of vision. This information is regarded as prime information since it plays a vital role in the decision making. It is therefore important to study the visual behaviour and the distribution of attention of drivers during a driving task. A number of previous studies have been carried out using a driving simulator. This paper discusses the drivers viewing characteristics based on a real driving experiment to obtain the distribution of visual attention, what drivers look at, viewing time, fixation time and viewing frequency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)579-587
Number of pages9
JournalAdvances in Transport
Publication statusPublished - 2001
EventSeventh International Conference on Urban Transport and the Environment for the 21st Century, URBAN TRANSPORT VII - Lemnos, Greece
Duration: 14 May 200116 May 2001


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