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11th International Conference Information Visualization (IV '07)
Games and Traffic Safety - an Experimental Study in a Game-Based Simulation Environment
Zurich, Switzerland
July 04-July 06
ISBN: 0-7695-2900-3
Per Backlund, University of Skovde
Henrik Engstrom, University of Skovde
Mikael Johannesson, University of Skovde
Mikael Lebram, University of Skovde

In this paper we report results from an experimental study of games and traffic safety performed in an advanced gaming environment. During car simulator-sessions we collected data over different traffic safety variables, such as speed, headway distance and lane change behavior, from 70 subjects.

The data was analyzed in order to investigate possible individual learning effects and differences between groupings of subjects. The experiment shows clear positive individual learning effects for all traffic safety variables analyzed. Hence we conclude that game based simulations can be used to enhance learning in driving education.

Citation:
Per Backlund, Henrik Engstrom, Mikael Johannesson, Mikael Lebram, "Games and Traffic Safety - an Experimental Study in a Game-Based Simulation Environment," iv, pp.908-916, 11th International Conference Information Visualization (IV '07), 2007
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