A Study on a Method to Call Drivers’ Attention to Hazard

  • Hiroshi Takahashi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5639)


This paper presents a new warning method for increasing drivers’ sensitivity for recognizing hazardous factors in the driving environment. The method is based on a subliminal effect. The results of many experiments performed with six subjects show that the response time for detecting a flashing mark tended to decrease when a subliminal mark was shown in advance. This paper also proposes a scenario for implementing this method in real vehicles.


Driving Assistant System Subliminal Information Attention 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiroshi Takahashi
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  1. 1.Shonan Institute of Technology FujisawaKanagawaJapan

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