Transportation Technologies for Sustainability

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

Driver Behavior at Intersections

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-5844-9_786

Definition of the Subject and Its Importance

Vehicle navigation and communication systems play a role of an information center in road-traffic environments and a key component for realizing ITS (intelligent transport systems ). The most popular function of the in-vehicle navigation systems is route guidance. The route guidance system presents drivers real-time, step-by-step driving instructions, such as preparation for turns, exits, or road changes. This function helps drivers choose and maintain efficient routes with less mental effort.

However, an inadequate interface design may lead to driver distraction or inattention to the primary driving tasks. This results in a reduction of driver acceptance of the route guidance as well as a reduction of driving safety . It is important to develop interface design of route guidance system in order for drivers to recognize the displayed contents correctly.

The in-vehicle navigation systems provide drivers with visual and auditory route...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Human Technology Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)Tsukuba-shiJapan