Evaluation of Eyes Off Road During L2 Activation on Uncontrolled Access Roadways

The goal of this research will be to evaluate the eye glance patterns of drivers operating L2 vehicles (ACC + lane centering) during normal, baseline driving while negotiating surface streets. Driver’s eye glance patterns when L2 systems are active will be compared to driver’s glance patterns when L2 systems are inactive while negotiating uncontrolled access roadways. Closely linked to this analysis would be to assess driver’s willingness to engage in secondary tasks and/or other driver inattention (e.g. drowsiness) when systems are active versus inactive. Specific research questions that this analysis would answer include: Do L2 drivers take longer average glance durations? Do L2 drivers take longer single glance durations? Do L2 drivers have shorter average on road glance duration? Do L2 drivers sustain a smaller attention buffer?


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $200077
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Safety through Disruption University Transportation Center (Safe-D)

    Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
    Blacksburg, VA  United States  24060
  • Project Managers:

    Glenn, Eric

  • Performing Organizations:

    Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

    3500 Transportation Research Plaza
    Blacksburg, Virginia  United States  24061
  • Principal Investigators:

    Klauer, Charlie

  • Start Date: 20200101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20230531
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01741231
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Safety through Disruption University Transportation Center (Safe-D)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747115
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: May 26 2020 11:42PM