Modelling Driver Behaviour in Automotive Environments

Critical Issues in Driver Interactions with Intelligent Transport Systems

  • P. Carlo Cacciabue

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. International Projects and Actions on Driver Modelling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Maria Panou, Evangelos Bekiaris, Vassilis Papakostopoulos
      Pages 3-25
  3. Conceptual Framework and Modelling Architectures

  4. Learning and Behavioural Adaptation

  5. Modelling Motivation and Psychological Mechanisms

  6. Modelling Risk and Errors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. M. Baumann, J. F. Krems
      Pages 253-265
    3. Dianne Parker
      Pages 266-274
  7. Control Theory Models of Driver Behaviour

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Thomas Jürgensohn
      Pages 277-292
    3. David H. Weir, Kevin C. Chao
      Pages 293-311
  8. Simulation of Driver Behaviour

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
    2. Thierry Bellet, Béatrice Bailly, Pierre Mayenobe, Olivier Georgeon
      Pages 315-343
    3. P. Carlo Cacciabue, Cristina Re, Luigi Macchi
      Pages 344-375
  9. Simulation of Traffic and Real Situations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 377-377
    2. Angelos Amditis, Aris Polychronopoulos, Evangelos Bekiaris
      Pages 379-399
    3. Fabio Tango, Roberto Montanari, Stefano Marzani
      Pages 400-427
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 429-440

About this book


The study of all technological systems, in terms of design, safety assessment or training purposes requires that significant attention is dedicated to the human perspective. Techniques for user-centred design are normally applied and exploited before implementing new control devices or safety systems that are managed by a human user or operator. This demands that appropriate models of Human Machine Interaction and associated taxonomies for classifying human behaviour are available for theoretical and practical application.

In the automotive environment, the paradigm of the joint human-machine system is called the "Driver-Vehicle-Environment" (DVE) model. Several studies have pointed out the unique nature of this domain, which can refer the standardisation and normalisation of behaviours, contexts and technology.

This book presents a general overview of the various factors that contribute to modelling human behaviour in this specialised environment. All of these aspects contribute to creating the overall picture of the DVE model, and demonstrate the scope and dimensions of the many different interaction processes that demand modelling consideration.

This long-awaited volume, written by world experts in the field, presents state-of-the-art research and case studies. It will be invaluable reading for professional practitioners graduate students, researchers and alike.

Pietro Carlo Cacciabue is a senior scientist at the Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen, within the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, Ispra, Italy. He is the author of two monographs and several book and journal publications relating to safety engineering and human-machine interaction in the domains of energy production and transportation. He is the principal Editor, together with Erik Hollnagel, of The International Journal of Cognition, Technology & Work.


Automotive safety Behavioural adaptation Human centred design Modelling driver behaviour Modelling traffic Risk assessment of automotive systems architecture modeling optimization real-time security

Editors and affiliations

  • P. Carlo Cacciabue
    • 1
  1. 1.EC JRC -IPSCItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84628-617-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-618-6
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