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What does a motorcyclist look at while driving at urban arterials?
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PMID:  22317477     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
To design adequate measures for enhancing riders' safety, a necessary first step is to understand the riders' visual scanning strategies under different traffic conditions. This paper presents the preliminary analysis of eye tracking data collected by three riders in the Athens metropolitan area, riding along urban arterial motorways and along an undivided urban road. Apart from the fixation duration and location, the fixated road elements and specific objects were annotated and analysed. The mean duration of fixations was found to be higher on urban roads than on motorways for all traffic densities. Riding in the condition of restricted flow seems to be more demanding for the riders, since the mean duration of fixations was higher in restricted flow than in free or congested flow on motorway and also higher than in free flow on urban road. The riders' fixation locations differed between motorway and urban road, especially in the vertical plane. The analysis of fixated road elements and specific objects indicates the specific points of interest of riders in each case. Although results should be validated with data from more riders, they provide hints on direction of future research efforts to enhance riders' safety in urban environments.
Dimitris Nathanael; Evangelia Portouli; Kostas Gkikas; Vassilis Papakostopoulos
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Work (Reading, Mass.)     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1875-9270     ISO Abbreviation:  Work     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204382     Medline TA:  Work     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  4900-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Sector of Industrial Management and Operations Research, School of Mechanical Engineering, Ergonomics Unit, Zografou, National Technical University of Athens, Iroon Politechneiou 9, 15780 Zografou, Greece.
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