Safer Driving with Gaze Guidance

Laura Pomarjanschi, Michael Dorr, Christoph Rasche, Erhardt Barth


Our study explores eye movements and driving behaviour in safety-critical situations. We collected eye movements from subjects instructed to drive predetermined routes in a driving simulator. While driving, the subjects performed various cognitive tasks designed to divert their attention away from the road. The subjects were divided in two groups, a control and a ``gaze-contingent cue'' (GCC) group. For the latter, potentially dangerous simulator events, such as a pedestrian suddenly crossing the street, were highlighted with temporally transient GCCs, which were triggered if the subject did not look at the event. Preliminary results, with 11 GCC subjects and 9 controls, show a significantly diminished accident rate for the group that drove with gaze guidance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBio-Inspired Models of Network, Information, and Computing Systems
EditorsJunichi Suzuki, Tadashi Nakano
Number of pages6
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date2012
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-32614-1
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-32615-8
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event5th International ICST Conference, BIONETICS 2010 - Boston, United States
Duration: 01.12.201203.12.2012


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