Cognitive Model of Drivers Attention


Cognitive architectures can account for highly complex tasks. One of the greatest challenges is understanding and modeling human driving behavior. This paper describes an integrated cognitive model of human attention during the performance of car driving. In this task, the attention process can be divided into at least three basic components: the control process, the monitoring process, and finally, the decision making process. Of these basic tasks, the first has the highest priority. All three phases are implemented in a cognitive model in the cognitive Architecture ACT-R 6.0. The model is able to keep a traffic lane, overtake another vehicle by lane change, identifies traffic signs and different situations emerging at crossroads.

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