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Driving Simulation

Fixed-base driving simulators are used for studies of in-vehicle devices (e.g., navigation systems and cell phones), driver workload, the effects of health on driving (e.g., Alzheimer\'s disease and driver age), and other topics.

Recent Publications

Effects of time-gap settings of adaptive cruise control (ACC) on driving performance and subjective acceptance in a bus driving simulator
Tsang-Wei Lin, Sheue-Ling Hwang, Paul A. Green.

journal article IN: Saftey Science. Vol. 47, issue 5 (May 2009), p. 620-625.

A study was conducted to investigate the effects of time-gap settings and contents of secondary tasks on a fix-based bus driving...

Glance strategies for using an in-vehicle touch-screen monitor
Helen Fuller, Omer Tsimhoni.

report UMTRI-2009-5
IN: Sponsored by: University of Michigan Industry Affiliation Program for Human Factors in Transportation Safety.

In this study, subjects in a driving simulator followed a lead vehicle that continuously changed speed while they also performed a...

Developing complex crash warning simulations for Human Factors evaluations
Paul Green.

conference paper IN: Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society ... Annual Meeting. Vol. 52, no. 23 (2008), p. 1865-1869.

In traditional vehicle warning experiments, each subject sees each warning once, and warning comparisons are between subjects, a very...

Language processes during overt and covert speech in a simulated driving task
S. M. Bowyer, J. E. Moran, S. Seaman, R. A. Young, John M. Sullivan, R. Farjam, N. Tepley, L. Hsieh.

conference paper

We used MEG to explore the neural correlates of language processing in a simulated driving environment. Functional MRI and MEG studies...