VISUAL SEARCH STRATEGIES DURING AUTOMOBILE DRIVING

  • Yasuhiro Seya
  • Hidetoshi Nakayasu
  • Tetsuya Miyoshi

Abstract

This study examined the visual search strategies during automobile driving. In an experiment, we measured eye movements when participants drove using a driving simulator. The results showed that the eye movements depended on driving road scenes. In situations where there were few objects to be attended to (e.g., at a straight road), the eye movement frequencies were smaller and the fixation durations were longer, than in situations where there are many objects (e.g., at a crosswalk). The results suggest that visual search strategies during automobile driving vary, depending on the driving road situations.

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