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Episode 26

Driver Behavior

...and now for another Human Factors Minute! The driving environment requires the successful performance of a highly complex series of interconnected tasks, including navigating, speed regulation, observing posted signs and signals, and responding to unpredictable events in a safe and timely manner. Through experience, the cognitive processing demands of driving is greatly reduced, leading many to become complacent or distracted by secondary tasks. Motor vehicle collions occur when drivers unexpectantly encounter a roadway object or person, or become confused due to defects in the design and maintenance of the roadway. Construction zones often provide challenging environments in which to navigate, and must be designed to provide drivers with adequate and positive guidance. A disproportionate number of accidents occur at night, due to reduced visibility. Practitioners and researchers can evaluate the ambient, headlight and supplemental lighting in the area of the collision to determine what the driver could or should have seen prior to the collision. The salience of objects, pedestrians and bicyclists is an essential component to a complete visibility analysis. Additional human factors issues relate to visibility (line of sight, nighttime), vehicle headlighting and illumination, perception, cognition, reaction time, and reasonableness of the driver's actions. This has been another Human Factors Minute! Be sure to check out our main show at our official website: Support us on these platforms to get access to the entire Human Factors Minute library: Patreon: Buy us a coffee: Join us on Discord: Follow us: Human Factors Cast Merchandise Store: Follow us on Twitch: Follow us on YouTube: Follow us on LinkedIn: Follow us on Twitter: Follow us on Facebook: Resources: Music by Kevin McLeod:

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Nick Roome

Nick is currently a Senior UX Researcher at Turvo in the Pacific Northwest, focused on developing innovative solutions and optimizing human performance for SaaS based supply chain logistics programs. Alongside colleague and friends, Blake Arnsdorff and Barry Kirby, Nick hosts and produces Human Factors Cast, a weekly podcast that investigates the sciences of human factors, psychology, engineering, biomechanics, industrial design, physiology and anthropometry and how it affects our interaction with technology. Nick’s other areas of interest include, but are not limited to virtual, augmented, and mixed reality, systems engineering, and artificially intelligent systems.

Nick Started Human Factors Cast in early 2016 as a side-project. He believed that the way Human Factors concepts were being communicated is broken and saw a way to fix it. After getting initial traction, Nick moved to work on the Human Factors Cast Digital Media Lab and began assembling a multi-disciplinary team to test out new concepts in Human Factors communication.