Safe-D: Safety through Disruption

Evaluation of Eyes Off Road During L2 Activation on Uncontrolled Access Roadways



The goal of this research will be to evaluate the eye glance patterns of drivers operating L2 vehicles (ACC + lane centering) during normal, baseline driving while negotiating surface streets. Driver’s eye glance patterns when L2 systems are active will be compared to driver’s glance patterns when L2 systems are inactive while negotiating uncontrolled access roadways. Closely linked to this analysis would be to assess driver’s willingness to engage in secondary tasks and/or other driver inattention (e.g. drowsiness) when systems are active versus inactive. Specific research questions that this analysis would answer include: Do L2 drivers take longer average glance durations? Do L2 drivers take longer single glance durations? Do L2 drivers have shorter average on road glance duration? Do L2 drivers sustain a smaller attention buffer?

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Research Investigators (PI*)

Charlie Klauer (VT-VTTI)*
Marissa Turturici (VT-VTTI)

Project Information

Start Date: 2020-01-01
End Date: 2023-05-31
Status: Active
Grant Number: 69A3551747115
Total Funding: $200,077
Source Organization: Safe-D National UTC
Project Number: VTTI-00-031

Safe-D Theme Areas

Automated Vehicles

Safe-D Application Areas

Planning for Safety
Driver Factors and Interfaces

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Sponsor Organization

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology
University Transportation Centers Program
Department of Transportation
Washington, DC 20590 United States

Performing Organization

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
3500 Transportation Research Plaza
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061