Investigating train drivers' perceptions of their visual behaviour

R. K. Smith, T. Luke, N. Brook-Carter, A. M. Parkes, A. Mills, E. Grimes

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This paper presents the findings of a series of verbal reports from a larger study designed to investigate the visual strategies of train drivers. The interviews gave drivers an opportunity to discuss what they believed to be their visual strategies when approaching signals and complex driving scenes and compare this to their measured eye movements. Train drivers' visual strategies are affected by a number of factors including: the signal aspect; complexity of the driving scene; the previous aspect passed; potential hazards; weather and position on route. A number of non-visual strategies were identified, which may have important implications for the future design of train cabs., , .

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContemporary Ergonomics 2005
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Contemporary Ergonomics (CE2005), 5-7 April 2005, Hatfield, UK
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0415374480, 9780415374484
Publication statusPublished - 12 May 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventAnnual Conference of the Ergonomics Society: Contemporary Ergonomics 2005, CE 2005 - Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 Apr 20057 Apr 2005


ConferenceAnnual Conference of the Ergonomics Society: Contemporary Ergonomics 2005, CE 2005
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics


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