Special Issue "Traffic Safety and Driver Behaviour"
A special issue of Safety (ISSN 2313-576X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2019
Prof. Dr. Miguel A. Perez
The pace of change in personal mobility has greatly accelerated over the last several years, and promises to quicken even more. Automation in our transportation ecosystem is increasing. Technology conglomerates are increasing their footprint in the provision of traffic services and taking leading roles in developing necessary technologies and developing the mobility products of the future.
In the context of all these developments, it is essential to remember that the human driver is still an essential part of our transportation system and will likely remain one for decades to come. While automation promises to facilitate the driving task, perhaps even eliminate it at some point, it will be a long time before these automated systems can expect to exist in isolation of human drivers.
The last two decades have provided us an unparalleled glimpse into drivers. Data acquisition technologies have allowed us to look at driver behaviour at both the macro and micro levels. Our understanding of what, when, and how drivers perform different actions has increased, as we also have come to realize some of the relationships between driver behaviours and traffic safety.
Crashes, however, still occur and represent a sizeable economic and personal cost to those involved and to our society.
This Special Issue will provide a platform for research linking driver behavior and safety, both in the traditional context of manual driving and in the nascent paradigm of automation. Researchers are invited to submit manuscripts regarding any aspect of driver behaviour that influences the safety of the driver and the other actors in the transportation ecosystem. Papers addressing traffic safety in the context of evolving vehicle automation are especially welcome.
Prof. Dr. Miguel A. Perez
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Traffic safety
- Driver behaviour
- Driver distraction
- Driver impairment
- Emerging technologies
- Driver assistance
- Driver-vehicle interaction