Detection and identification of obstacles with different degrees of predictability in drivig

Author/s Alice Cancer, Carlo Alberto Meinero, Alessandro Antonietti
Publishing Year 2013 Issue 2012/4 Language Italian
Pages 14 P. 639-652 File size 270 KB
DOI 10.3280/RIP2012-004004
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The main aim of this research is to investigate reaction times of licensed subjects in a simulated driving context in order to evaluate the influence of the obstacle predictability level. Reaction times were measured during two different tasks: simple obstacle detection and obstacle identification (and naming). The results show an effect of the stimulus predictability on reaction times in both conditions (a bigger effect is recorded with unpredictable stimulus). Besides, a discrep ancy between detection and identification times depending on the stimulus predictability was observed.

Keywords: Traffic psychology, driving simulation, reaction times, stimulus predictability

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Alice Cancer, Carlo Alberto Meinero, Alessandro Antonietti, Rilevazione e individuazione di ostacoli con diverso grado di prevedibilità nella guida automobilistica in "RICERCHE DI PSICOLOGIA " 4/2012, pp 639-652, DOI: 10.3280/RIP2012-004004