Interaction of age and attention on driving performance
Keywords:Acoustic intensity, Alarm systems, Anechoic chambers, Attenuation, Audition, Automobile drivers, Automobile parts and equipment, Computer software, Human engineering, Statistical methods, Age, Attention, Auditory distracters, Elderly drivers
AbstractA study was conducted on the effects of age and attention levels to auditory distracters on ability to detect external vehicular warning signals. Results showed that the level of attenuation to a warning signla decreased when participants were attending to the distracter and simultaneously to the warning signlas. Thus, the effect of age was manifested in a decrease in the level of attenuation for both the attended and unattended conditions obtained for elderly participants.
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