Perceptual and cognitive limits on driver information processing

Mather, George (2004) Perceptual and cognitive limits on driver information processing. In: Total Vehicle Technology: Finding the radical, implementing the practical. Wiley, pp. 85-92. ISBN 1860584608, 9781860584602

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Abstract

Drivers of modern vehicles are presented with multiple sources of information, and must process that information appropriately in order to maintain control of the vehicle. Information flows in from both the outside environment and from in-vehicle systems such as sophisticated multi-functional consoles. The driver must interact with both conventional vehicle controls and with in-vehicle systems. However, the human central nervous system has a limited capacity to process multiple sources of information, which places important constraints on the design of vehicle systems. This paper discusses recent psychological research on the major capacity limitations of human information processing.

Additional Information:Paper given at: 3rd IMechE Automobile Division Southern Centre Conference on: Total Vehicle Technology; Finding the Radical, Implementing the Practical; Brighton; United Kingdom; 26 - 27 April 2004
Keywords:Cognitive systems, Control systems, Data compression, Eye movements, Identification (control systems), Signal to noise ratio, Vehicles, Velocity measurement, Cognitive limits, Coolant temperatures, Driver information processing, In-vehicle systems, Automobile drivers
Subjects:B Subjects allied to Medicine > B140 Neuroscience
C Biological Sciences > C850 Cognitive Psychology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
ID Code:16109
Deposited On:09 Jan 2015 11:53

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