Conference Proceeding

In the Context of Whole Trips: New Insights Into Driver Management of Attention and Tasks

Authors
  • Linda Angell (Touchstone Evaluations, Inc.)
  • Sean Seaman (Touchstone Evaluations, Inc.)
  • Rashmi Payyanadan (Touchstone Evaluations, Inc.)
  • Wayne Biever (Touchstone Evaluations, Inc.)
  • Bobbie Seppelt (Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab, N.E. University Transportation Center)
  • Bruce Mehler (Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab, N.E. University Transportation Center)
  • Bryan Reimer (Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab, N.E. University Transportation Center)

Abstract

It is becoming increasingly important to understand how drivers strategically manage tasks and thread attention across time, as they drive through varying situations and conditions -- and as they have the opportunity to delegate tasks to vehicle automation while taking up other tasks themselves. To develop an understanding of these higher-level driver behaviors requires a research focus on longer periods of driving -- even on “whole trip” driving. It may also require new tools and methods. Therefore, to explore insights and implications of a “whole trip” focus, data from 10 drivers were analyzed using methods tailored for identifying patterns within larger sequences of driving data than single-task epochs. The results are reported, discussed, and contrasted with more conventional approaches based on single-task epochs.

How to Cite:

Angell, L. & Seaman, S. & Payyanadan, R. & Biever, W. & Seppelt, B. & Mehler, B. & Reimer, B., (2019) “In the Context of Whole Trips: New Insights Into Driver Management of Attention and Tasks”, Driving Assessment Conference 10(2019), 1-7. doi: https://doi.org/10.17077/drivingassessment.1667

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Published on
25 Jun 2019
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