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Abstract

The driving capacities and limitations of elderly drivers are examined, focusing on driving behaviour in the presence of supportive (and possibly distracting) information-presentation devices or RTIs for enhancement of drivers' performance. The potential of RTI technologies for driver performance enhancement and of low-cost driving simulators is assessed, and generic methodologies for the evaluation of RTI devices are developed. Principal findings are that the presentation of additional information to the driver increases task complexity and divides attention between car control and processing of new information, and that increasing task complexity leads to certain differentials in performance between old and young drivers.

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Authors: KING'S COLLEGE, DEPT. OF GEOGRAPHY, KING'S COLLEGE, LONDON;LONDON, DEPT. OF GEOGRAPHY, KING'S COLLEGE, LONDON;UNIVERSITY OF GRONINGEN, DEPT. OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING, KING'S COLLEGE, LONDON
Bibliographic Reference: Report: V1006/10 EN (1992) 22 pp., ECU 5
Availability: Available from CEC, c/o Ecotec Research and Consulting Ltd., 28-34 Albert Street, Birmingham B4 7UD (GB)
Record Number: 199330151 / Last updated on: 1995-10-17
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en