Transportation and Safety is a vast topic. My research focuses on the following aspects:
Current research projects
- Autonomous and semi-autonomous driving. Implication of automation and non-perfect automation on driver behavior.
- Hazard perception abilities of drivers.
- In this respect, our team has developed training mechanisms and testing metrics for novice drivers (see Borowsky & Oron-Gilad, 2013 for example).
- We have a valid array of video clips and a hazard perception test (HPT) that consists of three components: traffic scene observation and detection of hazards, classification and rating tasks.
- We also have developed a hazard perception training AAHPT (act and anticipate hazard perception training) and looked in Don’s Fisher’s RAPT (and our Hebrew verion I-RAPT).
- Finally, we have developed and tested a simulator based HPT and some unique ways to analyze simulator data (see for example, Parmet, Borowsky, Yona & Oron-Gilad, 2015)
- Hazard perception abilities of pedestrians.
- With regard to pedestrians, our main interest is in child-pedestrians aged 7-13. We have developed a unique testing virtual environment which we use to simulate typical road crossing situations with and without distraction.
- Understanding the kinetics of pedestrians when crossing (with Dr. Raziel Riemer)
- Driver skills
- Fatigue, countermeasures, commercial motor vehicle drivers (Oron-Gilad, Ronen and Shinar, 2008)
- Navigation and Orientation
An excellent review book on these issues is Traffic Safety and Human Behavior by David Shinar, 2nd edition coming soon.