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Driving and its related driving behaviour as viewed by Sensation Seeking and Locus of Control when regarding ADAS
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Driving is a high-risk adventure and a highly complex task; yet anyone with a driver's licence might perform daily. The driving task is characterised by requiring competence and control to cope with the continuous changing risky driving environment. Driving is a complex task, some think of it as strenuous whereas others think of it as quite effortless and fun.

The task of driving is affected by the driver's driving behaviour, which in turn is affected by the driver's personality. Since the early 1950s, researchers have been interested in how driver's driving personality affects the driver's driving behaviour and thus driving performance. Attitudes such as risk perception and trust towards driving are only a few of a myriad of personality attitudes that could affect the driving performance. Two psychological traits can be used to quantify the driver's driving behaviour in form of propensity for risk taking and trust in driving: Sensation Seeking and Locus of Control. Both traits can be used as a small step to give an explanation as to why drivers do as they do in the driving environment.

Traffic works as it works with a steady flow of things. Sometimes the flow is disturbed and traffic-related accidents occur. One type of accidents is rear-end collision, when the driver collides with the rear part of the car in front. In order to reduce the amount of such accidents, various forms of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, ADAS, are introduced to aid drivers in their driving. There are many forms of ADAS, but they all share a common base in that they all aim to make the driver aware of the risks in her driving. The ADAS specific for rear-end collisions all aim to reduce the number of rear-end collisions that occurs annually in the traffic, which can be done by making the driver aware of the risks in her current driving performance.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 27 p.
Keyword [en]
ADAS, driving behaviour, driving and cognition
National Category
Human Computer Interaction
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-78487ISRN: LIU-IDA/KOGVET-G--12/004--SEOAI: diva2:533415
Subject / course
Cognitive science programme
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-06-15 Created: 2012-06-13 Last updated: 2012-06-15Bibliographically approved

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