Information Content of a Route Guidance System Based on the Characteristics of Elderly Drivers

  • Akifumi TsuyukiEmail author
  • Tatsuru Daimon
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 823)


Landmarks and clues outside the car that elderly drivers can easily recognize from inside the car and on a car navigation system during route navigation were extracted. In a laboratory survey, we measured the degree of awareness of logos by type of business. We then conducted a driving simulator experiment to verify the response rate, reaction distance, and line of sight direction according to the business type and store, vehicle location, shop location, and presence/absence of signboards that had good results in the laboratory survey set as variables. Results show that a vehicle navigation system should ideally use clue information outside the car that drivers can view without largely averting their eyes from the front; use clue information that is presented at a large visual angle; and use clue information that is conspicuous in color and shape and known by the elderly driver.


Navigation system Route guidance Clue information 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School of Science and TechnologyKeio UniversityYokohamaJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of Science and TechnologyKeio UniversityYokohamaJapan

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