Assessing the Effectiveness of Augmented Reality Cues in Preventing Rear-End Collisions: A Driving Simulator Study

Rear-end collisions are one of the most common types of road accidents, often caused by the sudden deceleration of the leading vehicle during a car-following situation. In-vehicle applications based on Augmented Reality (AR) technology could optimize the driver’s visual attention, providing new and additional visual feedback to improve the driving experience. This study has focused on a new AR application aimed at improving the safety of rear-end driving conditions, by means of different AR video and audio warnings. A driving simulator study was carried out to test the effectiveness of the proposed AR system and assess the ability of drivers to avoid rear-end collisions, with and without the AR warnings, in an urban road scenario. Significant positive effects of the AR warnings on driving speeds and road safety were observed, mainly consisting in lower speeds, decelerations and reaction times and improved surrogate measures of safety.


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  • Accession Number: 01873989
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9783030509422
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 22 2023 9:57AM