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Integrate stop and caution warning signage into heads-up displays to help older drivers brake sooner for potential hazards.

Older drivers are over-represented in urban crashes, a German study found that in-vehicle driver warning systems could help with this problem.


10/14/2015


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Integrate stop and caution warning signage into heads-up displays to help older drivers brake sooner for potential hazards.
  • Study participants reacted fastest and most aggressively (based on pressure applied to the brake pedal) to the stop sign warnings in all scenarios. This emphasizes the importance of understanding what behaviors a warning might trigger.
  • In scenarios where the driver has to react immediately, the stop sign warning is best suited. However, the caution sign warning is likely better suited for scenarios where sudden and firm braking is not needed.


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Source

Towards developing a head-up display warning system - How to support older drivers in urban areas?

Author: Kazazi, Juela; Susann Winkler; and Mark Vollrath

Published By: 2015 Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Europe Chapter Annual Meeting

Source Date: 10/14/2015

URL: http://www.hfes-europe.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Kazazi2015.pdf

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Lesson ID: 2017-00776