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test_Driver Assist Light Sequence System – BLINKs

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Information Changes from What You Think to What You Feel.

It links the road to the driver by HIKARI.
It contributes to solving problems on the road by means of minimum necessary information provision with less burdens for a driver.

Utilization

Speed Control Assistance
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02_sokudokaifukushien
03_curvespeed
Guidance
04_roadalignment
05_evacuationguidance
06_measureoflowvisibility
Attention Attracting
07_ghostdriver
08_abnormalincidents
09_oncomingvehicle

Overview

sagWhen driving a car, human senses tend to become insensitive to a minute speed change and road gradient change. This phenomenon causes excessively high and low speeds. The risk of causing traffic accidents or traffic congestion grows. It contributes to solving these problems on the road by means of information provision with less burdens for a driver.

Method

OpticFlowWhen people perceived own movement, people take scenery into sight as a certain point. The movement of the point is called Optic Flow and people perceive own movement by this movement direction. We focused on such a human sensory characteristics and researched on means of adjusting a driving speed which changes drivers sense of speed unconsciously.

Transition of Research

2011

situationsofexperimentsWe conducted experiments on a real road by installing the light-emitting devices.Under the condition aiming at an effect of speed reducing and speed recovering, the former reduced speed of 2-5km/h and the latter recovered speed of 2-13km/h.

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Speed Recovery
Speed Reduction

2012

We were able to confirm that different effects of stimulation are not only due to the gender and driving frequency of drivers, but that the effects also vary with different driving characteristics.
It was considered that the light-emitting devices way impair the drivers concentration. We conducted the real road experiment using NIRS measurement to brain activities.

2013

Verification of Effect of Traffic safety Installation using NIRS
Kouji Yamamoto, Central Nippon Expressway Company Limited

Effect of stimulus of light-Emitting Devices Focusing on the Characteristics of the Drivers
Wakana Okada, Nagoya Electric Works Co., Ltd.