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Evaluation of lane departure warnings for drowsy drivers
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering, Signals and Systems.
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2006 (English)In: Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 50th Annual Meeting, 2006, 2400-2404 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Lane departure warning (LDW) is a driver warning system designed to reduce the number of unintended lane departures. We addressed warning effectiveness and customer acceptance when the unintended lane departures are the result of drowsy driving. Thirty-two adults who were sleep deprived for 23 hours participated in the study and drove Ford's VIRTTEX driving simulator. Four Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) for LDW were evaluated: Steering Wheel Torque, Rumble Strip Sound, Steering Wheel Vibration and Head Up Display. A yaw deviation technique was used to produce controlled lane departures in the first two hours of the drive while for the last 20 minutes driver-initiated lane departures were analyzed. The Steering Wheel Vibration HMI, accompanied by Steering Wheel Torque, was found to be the most effective HMI for LDW in a group of drowsy drivers, with faster reaction times and smaller lane excursions. The Vibration HMI was also perceived by the drowsy drivers to be acceptable and helpful.

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2006. 2400-2404 p.
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Control Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-39452ScopusID: 44349178151Local ID: e395e4a0-96b5-11db-8975-000ea68e967bOAI: diva2:1012965
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting : 16/10/2006 - 20/10/2006
Godkänd; 2006; Bibliografisk uppgift: CD-ROM; 20061228 (ysko)Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03Bibliographically approved

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