A study on driver experience to railway crossings in driving simulator

Inhi Kim, Seonha Lee

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In the last decade, various situations were simulated through virtual environment due to rapid improvement of computer capability and technology. Transportation engineering also has adopted the virtual environment facility in order to identify drivers behaviour under various circumstances. This study aims to evaluate driver reactions to the introduction of new ITS interventions at railway crossings (RLX) in driving simulator. Three ITS safety devices were used to figure out how drivers reacted to them. In addition, a survey was conducted to find participants’ work load and acceptance of the technology. The ultimate purpose of this paper is to evaluate ITS safety devices in various aspects. Each participant made 3 runs (2 baselines,1 ITS randomly) for approximately 20 minutes each. The participants answered that current railway crossings did not look safe prior to experiment. They responded that the use of ITS technologies were easy and the technologies were more effective on passive railway crossings.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-67
Number of pages11
JournalThe Journal of The Korea Institute of Intelligent Transport Systems
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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