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The influence of auditory feedback on speed choice, violations and comfort in a driving simulation game

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by E Hellier, Anjum Naweed, G Walker, P Husband, J Edworthy
Two experiments are reported which explore the relationships between auditory feedback (engine noise), speed choice, driving violations and driver comfort. Participants played adriving simulation game with different levels of auditory feedback in the form of engine noise. In Experiment 1, a between-subjects design revealed that no noise and low levels of engine noise (65 dB(A)) resulted in participants driving at faster speeds than in the medium (75 dB(A)) and high (85 dB(A)) levels of engine noise conditions. The low noise feedback conditions were also associated with decreases in driver comfort. Experiment 2 also demonstrated that low levels of engine noise feedback (no feedback and 70 dB(A)) were associated with increases in driving speed, and driving violations relative to higher levels of feedback (75 dB(A) and 80 dB(A)). Implications exist for current car manufacturing trends which emphasise a growing increase in noise insulation for the driver.

History

Volume

14

Issue

6

Start Page

591

End Page

599

Number of Pages

9

eISSN

1873-5517

ISSN

1369-8478

Location

United Kingdom

Publisher

Pergamon

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Devon County Council, UK; TBA Research Institute; University of Plymouth; University of Sheffield;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Transportation research Part F : traffic psychology and behaviour.

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CQUniversity

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