Modifying Driver Following Behaviour with a Real-Time Headway Evaluation System

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Modifying Driver Following Behaviour with a Real-Time Headway Evaluation System

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dc.contributor.advisor Trick, Lana
dc.contributor.author Ramkhalawansingh, Robert
dc.contributor.author Trick, Lana
dc.contributor.author Nonnecke, Blair
dc.date 2012-08-01
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-12T20:52:57Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-12T20:52:57Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/3978
dc.description.abstract Tailgating (maintaining an inadequate headway) is a major road safety concern that emerges because drivers tend to misperceive their following distance. Drivers seldom receive enough feedback to correct this error, leaving them vulnerable to rear-end collisions. While there have been attempts to address this issue through vehicle automation and warning systems, these approaches have not been sensitive to the needs of young drivers. The present investigation sought to implement a headway evaluation system: an in-vehicle display designed to provide motorists with real-time as well as aggregate headway feedback. This system was designed to teach drivers to recognize safe headways and to motivate adherence. Compared to drivers selecting their own headway or those attempting to count a two second headway, drivers using the headway evaluation system maintained longer headways that would be conducive to collision avoidance. This system may be beneficial as a training device for new drivers. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship AUTO21, the Ontario Innovation Trust, the Canada Foundation for Innovation, and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Tailgating Headway Collisions Rear-End Reward Driving Simulator Feedback en_US
dc.title Modifying Driver Following Behaviour with a Real-Time Headway Evaluation System en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Psychology en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Psychology en_US


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