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Watch Out! Something Precious is Moving
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, Traffic and road users, Human-vehicle-transport system interaction.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4790-7094
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, Society, environment and transport, Traffic analysis and logistics. Linköpings universitet, Kommunikations- och transportsystem.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9635-5233
Centre of Research and Technology Hellas/Hellenic Institute of Transport, Thessaloniki, Greece .
2011 (English)In: Infrastructure and Safety in a Collaborative World: Road Traffic Safety / [ed] E. Bekiaris, M. Wiethoff och E. Gaitanidou, Berlin Heidelberg: Springer Berlin/Heidelberg , 2011, 1, 233-242 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

One critical situation when a driver needs to have a high degree of awareness, to avoid critical situations or crashes, is when passing a school bus, stopped for boarding or de-boarding of children. With the help of an experiment in VTI’s moving base driving simulator, a scenario, using in-vehicle information before the bus was reached, was tested. The aim was to enhance drivers’ perception, in order to reduce the speed of vehicles passing by the stopped bus. Both alert and sleep deprived drivers were tested.

The results showed a significant speed reduction thanks to the information given beforehand. Sleep deprivation did not seem to have an impact on speed reduction. This suggests that the warning signals are seen and followed, regardless the drivers’ state of alertness. Thus, it seems likely that this type of information may be useful as an Intelligent Transport System (ITS), to provide driver support about upcoming hazards. One step towards further research in this direction is performed within the EU project SAFEWAY2SCHOOL, the main objectives of which are presented at the end of this chapter.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Berlin Heidelberg: Springer Berlin/Heidelberg , 2011, 1. 233-242 p.
Keyword [en]
School bus, Driver assistance system, Child, Safety, Pedestrian, Warning
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Applied Psychology
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80 Road: Traffic safety and accidents, 841 Road: Road user behaviour
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URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-6560DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-18372-0_12ISBN: 978-3-642-18371-3 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vti-6560DiVA: diva2:676080
Available from: 2012-03-09 Created: 2013-12-05 Last updated: 2016-08-31Bibliographically approved

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