AgeLab Researcher Bryan Reimer spoke with AutoObserver.com about divided attention behind the wheel. “We are all suffering from cognitive overload, inappropriate allocation of attention,” Reimer told AutoObserver. He cited AgeLab research regarding visual attention and the AwareCar (referenced below).
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Coughlin, J.F., Reimer, B. & Mehler, B. (2009). Driver Wellness, Safety & the Development of an AwareCar. AgeLab White Paper.
Reimer, B., Mehler, B., Wang, Y., Coughlin, J. (2010) The Impact of Systematic Variation of Cognitive Demand on Drivers' Visual Attention across Multiple Age Groups. Proceedings of the 54th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, San Francisco, CA. 2052-2056.