Effects of Shrinkage of the Visual Field Through Aging on Parking Performance: a Parametric Manipulation of Salience and Relevance of Contextual Components
E. Douissembekova, G. A. Michael, J. Roge, P. Bonhoured , C. Gabaudec and J. Navarrob
Université de Lyon
The study investigated parking behavior with different levels of salience and relevance of the parking environment.
The salience and the relevance of elements present in the parking environment were manipulated during parking maneuvers.
Different effects on maneuvering were observed depending on driver characteristics such as age and the extent of the field of view (FV).
It was found that the presence of a relevant element, such as a pedestrian, impaired parking performance only among older drivers with a narrower FV.
The distinct effects of salience and relevance suggest that they had different statuses in attentional processing of maneuvering drivers.
The study was conducted in France.