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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14(1), 31; doi:10.3390/ijerph14010031

Driver Vision Based Perception-Response Time Prediction and Assistance Model on Mountain Highway Curve

The Key Laboratory of Road and Traffic Engineering, Ministry of Education, College of Transportation Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai 201804, China
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Academic Editors: Suren Chen and Feng Chen
Received: 30 August 2016 / Revised: 14 December 2016 / Accepted: 20 December 2016 / Published: 30 December 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Traffic Safety and Injury Prevention)
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To make driving assistance system more humanized, this study focused on the prediction and assistance of drivers’ perception-response time on mountain highway curves. Field tests were conducted to collect real-time driving data and driver vision information. A driver-vision lane model quantified curve elements in drivers’ vision. A multinomial log-linear model was established to predict perception-response time with traffic/road environment information, driver-vision lane model, and mechanical status (last second). A corresponding assistance model showed a positive impact on drivers’ perception-response times on mountain highway curves. Model results revealed that the driver-vision lane model and visual elements did have important influence on drivers’ perception-response time. Compared with roadside passive road safety infrastructure, proper visual geometry design, timely visual guidance, and visual information integrality of a curve are significant factors for drivers’ perception-response time. View Full-Text
Keywords: perception-response time; driver vision; mountain highway curve perception-response time; driver vision; mountain highway curve
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Li, Y.; Chen, Y. Driver Vision Based Perception-Response Time Prediction and Assistance Model on Mountain Highway Curve. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14, 31.

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