Analyzing Effects of Pressing Radio Button on Driver’s Visual Cognition

  • Huacai Xian
  • Lisheng Jin
  • Haijing Hou
  • Qingning Niu
  • Huanhuan Lv
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 215)


An approach is presented based on driver simulator and SmarteyeII eye tracking system to examine the effects of pressing in-vehicle radio button on driver’s visual cognition. Parameters of glance frequency, glance duration, eye movement speed, and visual line moving in different regions of interest (ROIs) in task of pressing the radio button, closely related with driver’s visual cognition, were collected and analyzed. Based on the experimental data, driver’s visualization model with secondary tasks was built by CogTool. Driver’s vision, eye movement, cognition, and hand motion were tracked and recorded by the model. Results of experiment and running model show that pressing the in-vehicle radio button while driving has adverse influence on driver’s visual cognition and occupies a lot of the driver’s visual resources.


In-vehicle radio Secondary task Visual cognition Visualization model CogTool 



This research was supported partly by the Doctoral Study Special Research Foundation of Higher Education (20110061110036), Major Projects of Jilin Science and Technology Department (20116017), New Century Excellent Talent Foundation Program under Grant (NCET-10-0435) and National Nature Science Foundation of China (No. 50908098).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Huacai Xian
    • 1
  • Lisheng Jin
    • 1
  • Haijing Hou
    • 1
  • Qingning Niu
    • 1
  • Huanhuan Lv
    • 1
  1. 1.Transportation and Traffic CollegeJilin UniversityChangChunChina

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