Conference Proceeding

Detection of Collision Events by Older and Younger Drivers

Authors
  • George John Anderson (University of California, Riverside)
  • Asad Saidpour (University of California, Riverside)
  • AnnJudel Enriquez (University of California, Riverside)

Abstract

Recently (Andersen et al., 2000; 1998) we found that older drivers had poorer performance than younger drivers at detecting an impending collision during braking. In the present study we examined whether older drivers have poorer performance than younger drivers at detecting a collision with a moving object. 22 older and younger drivers were presented with computer generated scenes of a roadway in a driving simulator. Located in the scene was a single object that moved independently of the vehicle motion and that was or was not on a collision path with the vehicle. Overall older drivers were less sensitive to detect a collision than younger drivers, with performance worse for long as compared to short time to contact (TTC) conditions.

How to Cite:

Anderson, G. & Saidpour, A. & Enriquez, A., (2001) “Detection of Collision Events by Older and Younger Drivers”, Driving Assessment Conference 1(2001), 255-258. doi: https://doi.org/10.17077/drivingassessment.1051

Rights: Copyright © 2001 the author(s)

Downloads:
Download pdf
View PDF

103 Views

122 Downloads

Published on
16 Aug 2001
Peer Reviewed