Influence of Cut-in Situation on Driving Behavior of the Following Car Drivers

  • Fuwei WuEmail author
  • Rui Fu
  • Xin Wang
  • Jinfeng Liu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 576)


To study the influence of the car cut-in situation on the stable car following behavior of following cars, a total of 36 male participants were recruited for real road experiments on the highway. Vehicle motion state and drivers’ eye movement data of the following cars were recorded using millimeter wave radar and eye tracker, respectively. Statistical methods were used to analyze the cutting-in position, velocity and drivers’ reaction time, as well as gaze distribution. The study found that more than 91% of following car drivers generally choose to continue driving in the current lane. Besides, drivers’ main attention focuses on the front view, paying more attention to the direction where the cut-in car emerged. Drivers respond quickly than the stable car following process. Research conclusion can be used to guide novice drivers to observe cut-in car and take measures properly.


Traffic engineering Cut-in situation Vehicle motion state Eye movement Gaze distribution 



This work is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (61473046) and the Ministry of Education’s Changjiang Scholars and innovative research team support program (IRT_17R95).

Compliance with Ethical Standards

The study was approved by the Logistics Department for Civilian Ethics Committee of Chang’an University. All subjects who participated in the experiment were provided with and signed an informed consent form. All relevant ethical safeguards have been met with regard to subject protection.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory for Automotive Transportation Safety Enhancement Technology of the Ministry of CommunicationXi’anChina
  2. 2.School of AutomobileChang’an UniversityXi’anChina

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