Effects of Playing Mobile Games While Driving

  • Cristian-Cezar Postelnicu
  • Octavian-Mihai Machidon
  • Florin Girbacia
  • Gheorghe-Daniel Voinea
  • Mihai Duguleana
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9749)

Abstract

The use of smartphones while driving is a growing phenomenon that has reached alarming proportions. Playing games is a particular type of activity performed by drivers on their smartphones and is the subject of this paper. The study that was con-ducted aimed at investigating the influence of playing games on a smartphone while driving in a virtual reality simulator. The driver’s eye glance behavior has been analyzed for twelve subjects while driving in two environments, city and country (national) road. A reference set of data obtained by driving without the gaming distraction has been used for performing a comparison and drawing conclusions. The results have indicated increased accident risks when playing games, especially caused by loss of control of the vehicle and improper lane positioning due to the driver being distracted by the game played.

Keywords

Smartphone Mobile gaming Driving Driving simulator Accident risk Driving performance 

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Cristian-Cezar Postelnicu
    • 1
  • Octavian-Mihai Machidon
    • 2
  • Florin Girbacia
    • 1
  • Gheorghe-Daniel Voinea
    • 1
  • Mihai Duguleana
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Automotive and Transport EngineeringTransilvania University of BrașovBrașovRomania
  2. 2.Department of Electronics and ComputersTransilvania University of BrașovBrașovRomania

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