Three different road environments (urban, suburban and rural) were implemented in a fixed – base driving simulator. Forty – five participants drove the three road environments in which two zebra crossing with a pedestrian that crosses the road were implemented: in one case, the driver was helped by the Pedestrian Collision Warning System (PCWS) which provided a combined visual-auditive warning, while, in the other pedestrian crossing, the warning system was absent. The recorded interaction conditions between driver and pedestrian during the tests were classified in three groups according to Time To Zebra arrive. Results showed positive effects of PCWS that induced the driver to reach lower speeds in presence of that system, improving the general risk conditions at which the pedestrian is exposed during the interaction with drivers at crossroads.
Bella, F., Ferrante, C., Silvestri, M., De Blasiis, M.R. (2020). Effects on Driver’s Yielding Behavior of a Pedestrian Collision Warning System in Different Road Environments. In Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing (pp. 307-314). Springer [10.1007/978-3-030-50943-9_39].