A Game to Train Drivers in Hazard Detection

Na Chen, Tanvi Chitnis, Beverly Jaeger, Ronald R. Mourant

Hypothesis 1: Novice drives lack hazard detection skills.

Hypothesis 2: The hazard detection skills of older drivers may deteriorate due to vision and/or medical problems.

The game consists of several levels that increase in difficulty based on:

1. The number of hazards on the route.

2. The position of the hazards in the horizontal direction.

3. Environmental conditions such as fog, snow, and nighttime driving.

Scoring is based on the number of hazards detected and the time to drive the  route.


Figure 1. Driving Scene