Characteristics between driving operation and brain activity in curve sections

Shuguang Li, Toshiyuki Sugimachi, Shigeyuki Yamabe, Kimihiko Nakano, Yoshihiko Tabuchi, Yoshihiro Suda, Kouji Yamamoto, Hideki Takahashi, Orino Yoshitomo, Noriyuki Oka, Kayoko Yoshino, Toshinori Kato

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Abstract

To improve highway traffic safety, we focus on the relation between driving operations and drivers' cortical brain activity corresponding to road geometry since it is considered that the cortical brain activity has a significant effect on driving behavior. In this paper, we performed a series of experiments using a driving simulator on a special designed course which included several left and right curves. When drivers steered around the curves, their operations and vehicle state was recorded meanwhile their cortical brain activity was also measured by a functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS). We analyzed the characteristic differences of driving operations about left/right curves, and furthermore accordantly difference of activation of brain regions between left/right curves was also extracted independently. Results showed that fNIRS can be used in driving simulator experiments to evaluate drivers' brain activity for curve driving.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Event21st World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems: Reinventing Transportation in Our Connected World, ITSWC 2014 - Detroit, United States
Duration: 2014 Sep 72014 Sep 11

Other

Other21st World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems: Reinventing Transportation in Our Connected World, ITSWC 2014
CountryUnited States
CityDetroit
Period14/9/714/9/11

Keywords

  • Brain activity
  • Curve driving
  • Driver behavior
  • Driving simulator
  • Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Transportation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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