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Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society
Volume 2014, Article ID 270616, 9 pages
Research Article

The Research of the Driver Attention Field Modeling

1State Key Laboratory of Automotive Simulation and Control, Jilin University, Changchun 130022, China
2College of Transportation, Jilin University, Changchun 130022 , China
3School of Management, Jilin University, Changchun 130022, China
4Network Center, Jilin University, Changchun 130022, China

Received 28 September 2013; Accepted 4 December 2013; Published 6 January 2014

Academic Editor: Huimin Niu

Copyright © 2014 Pengfei Tao et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


For expanding the application scope of car-following, based on the basic idea of the noncontact interaction of the objects in physics, establish an attention field model to describe the driving behavior. Firstly, propose the time distance concept to describe the degree of driver perception to the front one-dimensional space and extend its application range to the two-dimensional space. Secondly, connect the point which has the same time distance to constitute the equipotential line of drivers’ attention field equipotent, and establish a model to describe it. Thirdly, define the effective range of the driver’s psychological field with the feature of the driver’s visual distance range increasing and the angle decreasing. Finally, design the calculation method to collect projection of the object in the psychological field scope and calculate the curve points to determine the object’s intensity of psychological field. Preliminarily build the driving behavior model and use the numerical simulation method to simulate the simple transport scenarios; initially verify the validity of the model.