Driving Simulator Based Interactive Experiments: Understanding Driver Behavior, Cognition and Technology Uptake under Information and Communication Technologies

The proposed Phase II will involve conducting the experiments and data analysis. About 500 participants will spend up to 3 hours each on the driving simulator. In addition to providing information with different characteristics (amount, one or more sources, content, etc.), a range of relevant attributes will be analyzed (such as familiarity with network, trip purpose, incident situations, etc.). Each participant will be tested under 4-5 different scenarios. In addition, bio sensors such as eye tracker and Electroencephalography (EEG) will be used to understand driver cognitive workload and visual information processing for real-time travel/traffic information provision and the underlying decision-making physiological characteristics related to understanding the benefits of the real-time information provided. The driving simulator experiments at Purdue will be supplemented through experiments at the full-sized advanced simulator at Tongji University in China, which provides 8 degrees of movement and 250 horizontal degrees of view. Further, the expertise of the study's Tongji partners in vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) interactions will be leveraged to address safety aspects involved in the real-time information provision context. The use of the same software suite at both universities will synergistically aid in the analysis of the data.


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  • Status: Completed
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Performing Organizations:


    Purdue University
    3000 Kent Avenue
    Lafayette, IN  United States  47906-1075
  • Principal Investigators:

    Peeta, Srinivas

  • Start Date: 20150101
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39808

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01566523
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: NEXTRANS
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC05
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jun 17 2015 1:00AM