Driver Interaction with a Traffic Light Assistant App: A Naturalistic Investigation

Kyle Wilson, Karl Bridges, Paul Ward, Simon Parkinson, Tyron Louw, Ryan Cooney

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A smartphone-based traffic light assistant application, EnLighten, was investigated for its ability to improve subjective driving experience and safely reduce the time it took drivers to ‘move off’ at signalised intersections. Five drivers participated in four trials over a period of three weeks. Testing took place on public roads in unaltered normal traffic conditions. It was found that EnLighten can reduce move-off times however it presented safety risks. Advantages and disadvantages of naturalistic in-vehicle testing are also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContemporary Ergonomics & Human Factors 2017
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Conference of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors
EditorsRebecca Charles, John Wilkinson
PublisherChartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventErgonomics & Human Factors - Staverton Estate, Daventry, United Kingdom
Duration: 25 Apr 201727 Apr 2017 (Link to Conference Website )


ConferenceErgonomics & Human Factors
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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