Publication

Addressing Road Rage: The Effect of Social Awareness in Every Day Traffic Situations -- A User Study

Sandro Castronovo, Monika Pepikj, Christian Müller

In: Adjunct proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications. International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI-2011) 3rd November 30-December 2 Salzburg Austria online 2011.

Abstract

This paper addresses the effect of social awareness on road rage in everyday driving situations. In the user study we conducted subjects experienced three everyday traffic situations. They where either enriched by information about the driver in front or no information was presented. The subject's interaction with the system was limited to angry comments, honking or showing a happy face. We found an effect of presentation condition on the reaction type: When displaying information that matched subject's personal preferences, more friendly reactions were observed than in the other conditions. The results of this study serve as a basis for a large-scale study in a social network.

castronovoEtAl11.pdf (pdf, 132 KB)

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz