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Citation

Jeon M, Walker BN, Gable TM. Appl. Ergon. 2015; 50: 185-199.

Affiliation

Sonification Lab, School of Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2015, Elsevier Publishing)

DOI

10.1016/j.apergo.2015.03.015

PMID

25959334

Abstract

Research has suggested that interaction with an in-vehicle software agent can improve a driver's psychological state and increase road safety. The present study explored the possibility of using an in-vehicle software agent to mitigate effects of driver anger on driving behavior. After either anger or neutral mood induction, 60 undergraduates drove in a simulator with two types of agent intervention.

RESULTS showed that both speech-based agents not only enhance driver situation awareness and driving performance, but also reduce their anger level and perceived workload. Regression models show that a driver's anger influences driving performance measures, mediated by situation awareness. The practical implications include design guidelines for the design of social interaction with in-vehicle software agents.


Language: en

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