Conference Proceeding

Differential Effects of Focal and Ambient Visual Processing Demands on Driving Performance

Authors
  • John K Lenneman (Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant)
  • Joseph Lenneman (Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant)
  • Nicholas Cassavaugh (Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant)
  • Richard Backs (Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant)

Abstract

In this study, the differential effects of focal and ambient visual demand on driving were investigated. Subjects participated in a dual-task experiment in which they performed a driving simulation task and a focal or ambient side-task. It was predicted that the focal side-task would cause a significant deterioration in the maintenance of longitudinal control but not lateral control, while there should be no effects of the ambient side-task on driving performance. In general, the results suggest a differentiation in the processing demands of focal and ambient vision.

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Lenneman, J. & Lenneman, J. & Cassavaugh, N. & Backs, R., (2009) “Differential Effects of Focal and Ambient Visual Processing Demands on Driving Performance”, Driving Assessment Conference 5(2009), 306-312. doi: https://doi.org/10.17077/drivingassessment.1336

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Published on
24 Jun 2009
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