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Effects of a driver assistance system with foresighted deceleration control on the driving performance of elderly and younger drivers

Yuichi Saito (Univ. of Tsukuba) , Ryoma Yoshimi, Shinichi Kume,Masahiro Imai (Tokyo Univ. of Agriculture and Technology),Akito Yamasaki (Meijo Univ.) , Takuma Ito (The University of Tokyo) ,Shintaro Inoue (Toyota Motor Corp.) , Tsukasa Shimizu (Toyota Central R&D Labs),Masao Nagai (JARI), Hideo Inoue (Kanagawa Institute of Technology),Pongsathorn Raksincharoensak(Tokyo Univ. of Agriculture and Technology)

It is imperative to enhance the safety of elderly individuals on the roads to ensure the quality of their daily life. Near-miss incidents or accidents at blind intersections often result from a conflict between the behaviors of the driver and of other road users (pedestrians and cyclists). The failure to search for potential conflict in the context of blind intersections is a concern pertaining to road safety. The proposed assistance system performs a proactive braking intervention to achieve a referenced velocity in uncertain situations, such as one in which an unobserved pedestrian might initiate a road crossing. The proactive braking intervention attempts to manage the potential risk of crashing with respect to covert hazards. Because an automated system may impair a human’s ability to perceive and respond to hazardous situations while driving, this study was designed to examine the effects of proactive braking intervention and visual support cues on elderly and younger drivers’ ability to respond to information about potentially hazardous situations. We conducted a public-road driving experiment involving 108 elderly and younger drivers from two non-overlapping age groups. It was observed that the vehicle slowdown realized through the proactive braking intervention enabled the drivers to perform safety confirmation near blind spots and caused them to be more sensitive to and wary of potential hazards. This approach could be effective not only for elderly drivers, but also for young or inexperienced ones.

種別 / Article Type

査読論文/Paper

発行年月 / Date of Issue

2021/02

発表学会等 / Society

Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour Vol.77

分野 / Field

IT・エレクトロニクス応用/IT & Electronics

言語 / Language

英語/English
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