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dc.contributor.authorIsler, Robert B.
dc.contributor.authorStarkey, Nicola J.
dc.coverage.spatialEnglanden_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-02T23:24:05Z
dc.date.available2010-09-02T23:24:05Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationIsler, R.B. & Starkey, N.J. (2010). Evaluation of a sudden brake warning system: Effect on the response time of the following driver. Applied Ergonomics, 41(4), 569-576.en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/4520
dc.description.abstractThis study used a video-based braking simulation dual task to carry out a preliminary evaluation of the effect of a sudden brake warning system (SBWS) in a leading passenger vehicle on the response time of the following driver. The primary task required the participants (N = 25, 16 females, full NZ license holders) to respond to sudden braking manoeuvres of a lead vehicle during day and night driving, wet and dry conditions and in rural and urban traffic, while concurrently performing a secondary tracking task using a computer mouse. The SBWS in the lead vehicle consisted of g-force controlled activation of the rear hazard lights (the rear indicators flashed), in addition to the standard brake lights. Overall, the results revealed that responses to the braking manoeuvres of the leading vehicles when the hazard lights were activated by the warning system were 0.34 s (19%) faster compared to the standard brake lights. The SBWS was particularly effective when the simulated braking scenario of the leading vehicle did not require an immediate and abrupt braking response. Given this, the SBWS may also be beneficial for allowing smoother deceleration, thus reducing fuel consumption. These preliminary findings justify a larger, more ecologically valid laboratory evaluation which may lead to a naturalistic study in order to test this new technology in ‘real world’ braking situations.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherElsevieren_NZ
dc.rightsThis is an author’s accepted version of an article published in the journal: Applied Ergonomics. © 2010 Elsevier.
dc.subjectdrivingen_NZ
dc.subjectrear-end collisionen_NZ
dc.subjectsudden brake warning systemen_NZ
dc.subjecthazard lightsen_NZ
dc.subjectstopping distanceen_NZ
dc.subjectdual tasken_NZ
dc.subjectbrakingen_NZ
dc.titleEvaluation of a sudden brake warning system: Effect on the response time of the following driveren_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.apergo.2009.12.002en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfApplied Ergonomicsen_NZ
pubs.begin-page569en_NZ
pubs.elements-id34871
pubs.end-page576en_NZ
pubs.issue4en_NZ
pubs.volume41en_NZ


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