The Gap Effect in Conditionally Automated Driving

Attentional disengagement and reengagement is critical in automated driving, where drivers may need to move attention to and from the dynamic driving task. This study investigates the application of the gap effect to attention in the context of automated driving. A previous SaferSim research project (Gaspar & Shull, 2019) showed that it was possible to produce the gap effect in automated driving by extinguishing a secondary task display 300ms prior to a takeover request. However, these faster look up times in the gap condition resulted in a detrimental impact in terms of subsequent takeover performance and response time. The goal of this proposal is to investigate the gap effect in the context of conditionally automated driving for younger and older adults.

Project

  • Status: Inactive
  • Funding: $60000
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551747131

  • 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:

    University of Iowa, Iowa City

    National Advanced Driving Simulator, 2401 Oakdale Blvd
    Iowa City, IA  United States  52242-5003
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Iowa, Iowa City

    National Advanced Driving Simulator, 2401 Oakdale Blvd
    Iowa City, IA  United States  52242-5003
  • Principal Investigators:

    Gaspar, John

  • Start Date: 20200801
  • Expected Completion Date: 20210731
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01738851
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Safety Research Using Simulation University Transportation Center (SaferSim)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747131
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: May 6 2020 4:26PM