Publication detail

Analysis Of Drivers Conduct While Driving Over Modern Pedestrian Crossings

KLEDUS, R. SEMELA, M. MAXERA, P. KUNOVSKÝ, M.

Original Title

Analysis Of Drivers Conduct While Driving Over Modern Pedestrian Crossings

English Title

Analysis Of Drivers Conduct While Driving Over Modern Pedestrian Crossings

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

The Study analyzes the conduct of eight drivers while driving over pedestrian crossings at dusk and at night. The monitored vehicle drives over a modern, horizontally and vertically marked pedestrian crossing in a town. The pedestrian crossing is illuminated from the left side of the vehicles driving direction. For protection of the pedestrians, there is an island in the middle of the road, marked with a Keep Right sign. The drivers optical responses to various impulses during test trips are monitored using a special device named Viewpointsystem, GmbH that tracks changes in the drivers perspective. The individual drivers behavioral strategy when driving over the pedestrian crossing is thereupon evaluated focusing on the mode of the drivers navigation and his reaction to crossing pedestrians. The degree of danger of each traffic scenario is assessed and juxtaposed to the strategy that driver has chosen. The results of the analysis are then compared to the results of extensive driving tests conducted in close collaboration with the Institute of Forensic Engineering of the University of Technology in Brno (VUT) and the EPIGUS Research Institute – Institute for Holistic Accident and Traffic Safety Research of Austria, in 2010.

English abstract

The Study analyzes the conduct of eight drivers while driving over pedestrian crossings at dusk and at night. The monitored vehicle drives over a modern, horizontally and vertically marked pedestrian crossing in a town. The pedestrian crossing is illuminated from the left side of the vehicles driving direction. For protection of the pedestrians, there is an island in the middle of the road, marked with a Keep Right sign. The drivers optical responses to various impulses during test trips are monitored using a special device named Viewpointsystem, GmbH that tracks changes in the drivers perspective. The individual drivers behavioral strategy when driving over the pedestrian crossing is thereupon evaluated focusing on the mode of the drivers navigation and his reaction to crossing pedestrians. The degree of danger of each traffic scenario is assessed and juxtaposed to the strategy that driver has chosen. The results of the analysis are then compared to the results of extensive driving tests conducted in close collaboration with the Institute of Forensic Engineering of the University of Technology in Brno (VUT) and the EPIGUS Research Institute – Institute for Holistic Accident and Traffic Safety Research of Austria, in 2010.

Keywords

Road traffic safety, eye movement monitoring, collision prevention options, reaction interval, drivers optical reaction, traffic accidents involving pedestrians

RIV year

2013

Released

19.10.2013

Publisher

EVU Italia

Location

Florencie

ISBN

978-88-903072-7-0

Book

Proceedings 22nd Annual Congress Firenze 2013

Edition number

1

Pages from

107

Pages to

117

Pages count

11

Documents

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT97202,
  author="Robert {Kledus} and Marek {Semela} and Pavel {Maxera} and Martin {Kunovský}",
  title="Analysis Of Drivers Conduct While Driving Over Modern Pedestrian Crossings",
  annote="The Study analyzes the conduct of eight drivers while driving over pedestrian crossings at dusk and at night. The monitored vehicle drives over a modern, horizontally and vertically marked pedestrian crossing in a town. The pedestrian crossing is illuminated from the left side of the vehicles driving direction. For protection of the pedestrians, there is an island in the middle of the road, marked with a Keep Right sign.
The drivers optical responses to various impulses during test trips are monitored using a special device named Viewpointsystem, GmbH that tracks changes in the drivers perspective. The individual drivers behavioral strategy when driving over the pedestrian crossing is thereupon evaluated focusing on the mode of the drivers navigation and his reaction to crossing pedestrians. The degree of danger of each traffic scenario is assessed and juxtaposed to the strategy that driver has chosen. The results of the analysis are then compared to the results of extensive driving tests conducted in close collaboration with the Institute of Forensic Engineering of the University of Technology in Brno (VUT) and the EPIGUS Research Institute – Institute for Holistic Accident and Traffic Safety Research of Austria, in 2010.",
  address="EVU Italia",
  booktitle="Proceedings 22nd Annual Congress Firenze 2013",
  chapter="97202",
  howpublished="print",
  institution="EVU Italia",
  year="2013",
  month="october",
  pages="107--117",
  publisher="EVU Italia",
  type="conference paper"
}