Transportation & Vehicle Safety Policy
 

Study

Driver Eye Glance Analysis for Driver Workload Metrics

The objective of this program was to develop measures of driver workload that can be used to evaluate elements of automobile design. Our task was to analyze the driver eye-glance behavior from 72 research participants. Data was classified into nine physical visual locations that the driver might be observing, including; forward roadway, center rear-view mirror, up (visor area), left mirror, right mirror, instrument cluster, steering wheel and speedometer area, center console, head down, or other/unknown locations. Two independent analyses were done on the data set. Any differences in data coding were reviewed by a third analyst, who would make the final judgment. A final reduced data set was the deliverable for this project.