Brain data and driver's attention during simulated drive
Keywords:attention of drivers, electroencephalography, event-related potentials, simulated driving, P300 component
The attention of drivers is a serious issue and one of the critical factors of road safety. The question is whether the electrical activity of the human brain can be correctly measured/collected and utilized to monitor and interpret the driver's attention during simulated driving. This article summarizes four experiments that have been designed, performed, and evaluated in the neuroinformatics laboratory at the University of West Bohemia. Simulated driving under various conditions in a car simulator was organized, and electrophysiology, mainly electroencephalography, data were collected from participants/drivers. The results include experience with the design of such experiments and the suitability of methods based on the collection and interpretation of electroencephalography data for driver attention detection.