Location

Aspen, Colorado, USA

Date

16-8-2001

Session

Poster Session 2

Abstract

Recently (Andersen et al., 2000; 1998) we found that older drivers had poorer performance than younger drivers at detecting an impending collision during braking. In the present study we examined whether older drivers have poorer performance than younger drivers at detecting a collision with a moving object. 22 older and younger drivers were presented with computer generated scenes of a roadway in a driving simulator. Located in the scene was a single object that moved independently of the vehicle motion and that was or was not on a collision path with the vehicle. Overall older drivers were less sensitive to detect a collision than younger drivers, with performance worse for long as compared to short time to contact (TTC) conditions.

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Copyright © 2001 the author(s)

DC Citation

Proceedings of the First International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design, 14-17 August 2001, Aspen, Colorado. Iowa City, IA: Public Policy Center, of Iowa, 2001: 255-258.

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Detection of Collision Events by Older and Younger Drivers

Aspen, Colorado, USA

Recently (Andersen et al., 2000; 1998) we found that older drivers had poorer performance than younger drivers at detecting an impending collision during braking. In the present study we examined whether older drivers have poorer performance than younger drivers at detecting a collision with a moving object. 22 older and younger drivers were presented with computer generated scenes of a roadway in a driving simulator. Located in the scene was a single object that moved independently of the vehicle motion and that was or was not on a collision path with the vehicle. Overall older drivers were less sensitive to detect a collision than younger drivers, with performance worse for long as compared to short time to contact (TTC) conditions.