Research

 

Intelligent Vehicle Experimental Test-beds

 

Human-

Centered Driver Assistance Systems

Vision Systems for Occupant Posture Analysis

 

Vision Systems for Driver Analysis and Interface

 

Related Research

 

Cognitive Loading Research
 

The goal of this research include:

  • developing a better understanding of how concurrent activities and stimuli distract drivers and impair performance on the main task of driving
  • to identify principles that may suggest methods of mitigating this distraction

When faced with multiple tasks, humans appear to have a cognitive bottleneck that prevents certain types of multitasking.  Central bottleneck theory can be summarized in the following diagram.

In testing, a simulator was used and the subjects were faced with a driving task and another stimulus to which they were required to make some sort of response.  This stimulus and response was varied to test multiple modalities.  Below is a picture of the simulator system.