Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

7-2015

Department

Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences, Center for Human-Centered Computing

Abstract

Human factors research has played an important role in reducing the incidents of vehicle-train collisions at rail grade crossings over the past 30 years. With the growing popularity of in-vehicle infotainment systems and GPS devices, new opportunities arise to cost-efficiently and effectively alert drivers of railroad crossings and to promote safer driving habits. To best utilize this in-vehicle technology, 32 auditory warnings (16 verbal, 7 train-related auditory icons, and 9 generic earcons) were generated and presented to 31 participants after a brief low-fidelity driving simulation. Participants rated each sound on eight dimensions deemed important in previous auditory warning literature. Preliminary results and possible interpretations are discussed.

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Article deposited here in compliance with publisher policies. Publisher's version of record: http://hdl.handle.net/1853/54181

Publication Title

The 21st International Conference on Auditory Display

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