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Change detection in urban and rural driving scenes: Effects of target type and safety relevance on change blindness

Beanland, Vanessa; Filtness, Ashleigh J; Jeans, Rhiannon


The ability to detect changes is crucial for safe driving. Previous research has demonstrated that drivers often experience change blindness, which refers to failed or delayed change detection. The current study explored how susceptibility to change blindness varies as a function of the driving environment, type of object changed, and safety relevance of the change. Twenty-six fully-licenced drivers completed a driving-related change detection task. Changes occurred to seven target objects...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017-03
Type: Journal article
Source: Accident; analysis and prevention
DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2017.01.011


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