Conference Proceeding

Using Situation Awareness as a Measure of Driver Hazard Perception Ability

Authors
  • Atefeh Katrahmani (Industrial Engineering & Engineering Management, Western New England University, Springfield, MA)
  • Nima Ahmadi (Industrial Engineering & Engineering Management, Western New England University, Springfield, MA)
  • Matthew Romoser (Industrial Engineering & Engineering Management, Western New England University, Springfield, MA)

Abstract

The present study investigated the effectiveness of a tablet-based hazard anticipation training program on teenage drivers. Verbal and eye tracking protocols were mapped to Endsley’s three level model of situation awareness (SA) as a means of measuring schema development. Participants were trained with a tablet based training program containing hazard identification scenarios. After six months they were asked to drive a simulator and on-road drive with various hazard scenarios. Results showed a significant difference between trained teen drivers and placebo teen drivers, both in eye tracking and verbal protocol. Verbal protocol and eye tracking protocol of trained teen drivers showed higher order of situation awareness in either of Endsley’s model levels. This means trained group were more capable of identifying and mitigating the hazards and verbalizing the future states of the environment. In conclusion, the tablet based hazard identification and anticipation training program could be an effective post-licensure training program to give better insight of “what is going on” in driving environment.

How to Cite:

Katrahmani, A. & Ahmadi, N. & Romoser, M., (2017) “Using Situation Awareness as a Measure of Driver Hazard Perception Ability”, Driving Assessment Conference 9(2017), 256-262. doi: https://doi.org/10.17077/drivingassessment.1644

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Published on
28 Jun 2017
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