Transportation Technologies for Sustainability

2013 Edition
| Editors: Mehrdad Ehsani, Fei-Yue Wang, Gary L. Brosch

Driver Characteristics Based on Driver Behavior

  • Jianqiang Wang
  • Lei Zhang
  • Xiaojia Lu
  • Keqiang Li
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Definition of the Subject

According to the road traffic statistics and analysis information, most accidents can be directly attributed to the driver mistake and violation behavior. In driving behavior research , the driving skill and style can be seen as the two main components of human factors [1]. The deficient driving skill and aggressive driving style may both lead to serious crash risk. Therefore, different kinds of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems based on intelligent technologies are developed by automotive manufacturers to increase driver skill and decrease driver workload, such as Forward Collision Warning System and Adaptive Cruise Control System [2]. The governments also conduct much work on the driver education and regulation to avoid aggressive behaviors. In order to optimize the effects of technical driving assistance and driver normalization, understanding and measuring of driver skill and style have become important research topics. However, because of the...

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The project was supported by NSFC (No. 50705047). The authors especially thank Mr. Qing Xiao (China Agricultural University) and Mrs. Furui Yang (China Agricultural University) for their contribution to the preparation of the chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jianqiang Wang
    • 1
  • Lei Zhang
    • 1
  • Xiaojia Lu
    • 2
  • Keqiang Li
    • 1
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Automotive Safety and EnergyTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.China Agricultural UniversityBeijingChina