In this paper, a framework for the study of perception in traffic is outlined. It is shown that in isolation the sensory processes are of only minor importance, but that adequate information processing by the driver is crucial. From a global three-level characterization of the driving task a number of criteria for information presentation are derived. Four examples are used to illustrate that perception is intricately interwoven with divergent aspects of the driving task. In a last paragraph the influence on perception of time-varying aspects of the driver, such as his attention and his degree of fatigue, are briefly discussed. (Author/TRRL)

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    Radarweg 29
    Amsterdam,   Netherlands  1043 NX
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  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 139-149
  • Serial:
    • Urban Ecology
    • Volume: 4
    • Publisher: Elsevier Publishing Company, Incorporated

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00331169
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM