Performance Metrics for Assessing Driver Distraction: The Quest for Improved Road Safety

The focus of this book is the study of secondary task demands imposed by in-vehicle devices on the driver while driving. A mechanism is provided for researchers to evaluate how in-vehicle devices such as navigation systems - as well as other devices such as cell phones - affect driver distraction and impact safety. The book gives a summary of the current state of driver metrics research. It introduces vital information to support the design of in-vehicle information and communication systems (IVIS). Topics covered include the following: driver object and event detection; peripheral detection tasks; tactile-based detection tasks; modified Sternberg method for assessing visual and cognitive load of in-vehicle tasks; modified Sternberg method for assessing peripheral detection task and lane change tests; the relationship between performance metrics and crash risk; characterizing driver behaviors observed in naturalist driving studies; and developing metrics from lane change test studies.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: 264p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01482573
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780768034967
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 28 2013 2:00PM