Publication detail

Experimental Research on the differences in a driver's perception of objects from stationary and moving vehicles

KLEDUS, R. SEMELA, M. BRADÁČ, A.

Original Title

Experimental Research on the differences in a driver's perception of objects from stationary and moving vehicles

English Title

Experimental Research on the differences in a driver's perception of objects from stationary and moving vehicles

Type

journal article - other

Language

en

Original Abstract

The presented measurements reflect the primary research dedicated to the issues of noticing a pedestrian in an ordinary road traffic from a fast moving vehicle. This is important for clarifying and assessing serious traffic accidents such as collisions between vehicles and pedestrians. Since experts can only measure the distance at which one can see a pedestrian from a stationary or slowly moving vehicle, it is important to study the difference in perception of objects by drivers from stationary and moving vehicles. However, this necessary research has, so far, not been conducted, the reason being that no suitable measurement method has been available, which would enable one to measure the distance between an object on the road and the vehicle at the moment when the driver notices the object. This limitation has now been overcome by using, for determining the moment the object is seen, a measurement of the change in the driver's direction of vision. A special device developed by viewpointsystem (r), GmbH, was used for this purpose. The distance between the vehicle and the pedestrian is subsequently determined from the vehicle's speed and the time taken to cover that distance. The results were obtained from extensive traffic tests conducted in close collaboration with the Institute of Forensic Engineering of the Brno University of Technology and the Austrian research institute EPIGUS - Institut für ganzheitliche Unfall- und Sicherheitforschung

English abstract

The presented measurements reflect the primary research dedicated to the issues of noticing a pedestrian in an ordinary road traffic from a fast moving vehicle. This is important for clarifying and assessing serious traffic accidents such as collisions between vehicles and pedestrians. Since experts can only measure the distance at which one can see a pedestrian from a stationary or slowly moving vehicle, it is important to study the difference in perception of objects by drivers from stationary and moving vehicles. However, this necessary research has, so far, not been conducted, the reason being that no suitable measurement method has been available, which would enable one to measure the distance between an object on the road and the vehicle at the moment when the driver notices the object. This limitation has now been overcome by using, for determining the moment the object is seen, a measurement of the change in the driver's direction of vision. A special device developed by viewpointsystem (r), GmbH, was used for this purpose. The distance between the vehicle and the pedestrian is subsequently determined from the vehicle's speed and the time taken to cover that distance. The results were obtained from extensive traffic tests conducted in close collaboration with the Institute of Forensic Engineering of the Brno University of Technology and the Austrian research institute EPIGUS - Institut für ganzheitliche Unfall- und Sicherheitforschung

Keywords

poor visibility, road traffic safety

RIV year

2012

Released

13.11.2012

Publisher

Inderscience Publishers

Location

Velká Británie

ISBN

1744-9944

Periodical

International Journal of Forensic Engineering

Year of study

1

Number

2

State

GB

Pages from

167

Pages to

182

Pages count

16

Documents

BibTex


@article{BUT97798,
  author="Robert {Kledus} and Marek {Semela} and Albert {Bradáč}",
  title="Experimental Research on the differences in a driver's perception of objects from stationary and moving vehicles",
  annote="The presented measurements reflect the primary research dedicated to the issues of noticing a pedestrian in an ordinary road traffic from a fast moving vehicle. This is important for clarifying and assessing serious traffic accidents such as collisions between vehicles and pedestrians. Since experts can only measure the distance at which one can see a pedestrian from a stationary or slowly moving vehicle, it is important to study the difference in perception of objects by drivers from stationary and moving vehicles. However, this necessary research has, so far, not been conducted, the reason being that no suitable measurement method has been available, which would enable one to measure the distance between an object on the road and the vehicle at the moment when the driver notices the object. This limitation has now been overcome by using, for determining the moment the object is seen, a measurement of the change in the driver's direction of vision. A special device developed by viewpointsystem (r), GmbH, was used for this purpose. The distance between the vehicle and the pedestrian is subsequently determined from the vehicle's speed and the time taken to cover that distance. The results were obtained from extensive traffic tests conducted in close collaboration with the Institute of Forensic Engineering of the Brno University of Technology and the Austrian research institute EPIGUS - Institut für ganzheitliche Unfall- und Sicherheitforschung",
  address="Inderscience Publishers",
  chapter="97798",
  institution="Inderscience Publishers",
  number="2",
  volume="1",
  year="2012",
  month="november",
  pages="167--182",
  publisher="Inderscience Publishers",
  type="journal article - other"
}