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Integrating Multiple Alarms & Driver Situation Awareness

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dc.contributor.author Cummings, M. L.
dc.contributor.author Wang, Enlie
dc.contributor.author Ho, Angela W. L.
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Humans and Automation Laboratory
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-18T22:10:57Z
dc.date.available 2009-09-18T22:10:57Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/46752
dc.description.abstract This study addresses this gap in CAS and intelligent alarm research by examining whether or not a single master alarm warning versus multiple warnings for the different collision warning systems conveys adequate information to the drivers. Intelligent driver warning systems signaling impending frontal and rear collisions, as well as unintentional lane departures were used in this experiment, and all the warnings were presented to drivers through the auditory channel only. We investigated two critical research questions in this study: 1. Do multiple intelligent alarms as opposed to a single master alarm affect drivers’ recognition, performance, and action when they experience a likely imminent collision and unintentional lane departure? 2. Is driver performance and overall situation awareness under the two different alarm alerting schemes affected by reliabilities of the warning systems? en
dc.description.sponsorship Prepared For Ford Motor Company en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher MIT Humans and Automation Laboratory en
dc.relation.ispartofseries HAL Reports;HAL2006-03
dc.title Integrating Multiple Alarms & Driver Situation Awareness en
dc.type Technical Report en


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HAL2006_03.pdf 921.2Kb PDF HAL2006-03.pdf
STIM_9-master.wav 242.6Kb WAV audio STIM_9-master.wav (Single Master Alarm: a generic tonal beeping alarm from both in-car speakers)
STIM_10-forward.wav 201.3Kb WAV audio STIM_10-forward.wav (Frontal Collision Warning (FCW): a tonal beep consisting of short phase difference, conveying a sense of urgency)
STIM_5-rear.wav 213.9Kb WAV audio STIM_5-rear.wav (Follow Vehicle Fast-Approach Warning(FVFA): a tonal beep consisting of a longer phase difference)
ASV2_left_lane_de ... 213.8Kb WAV audio ASV2_left_lane_departure.wav (Left Lane Departure Warning (Left LDW): an alert simulating a low frequency rumble strip, broadcast through the in-car left speaker)
ASV2_right_lane_d ... 221.0Kb WAV audio ASV2_right_lane_departure.wav (Right Lane Departure Warning (Right LDW): an alert simulating a low frequency rumble strip, identical to the Left LDW warning, but broadcast through the in-car right speaker)
Simulation.wmv 6.711Mb Unknown Simulation.wmv (Simulation Video: this video shows the 4 different types of warning events (FCW, FVFA, Left LDW and Right LDW). This video clip is without sound. Windows Media Player is needed to view video.)

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