School of Psychology

Accident Research Unit

Female student adjusting eye tracking camera
The Accident Research Unit uses research in cognitive psychology to understand driving behaviour and the causes of accidents. This includes the study of attention, skill learning, multitasking and influences of emotion on performance, as well as the recording of eye gaze, physiological variables and brain activity using fNIRS.  The Accident Research Unit makes use of three state-of-the-art driving research facilities via the new Nottingham Integrated Transport and Environmental Simulation facility (NITES). Recently funded projects include assessing an animated hazard perception test (Driving Standards Agency), examining the reasons behind motorcycle collisions (Department for Transport), designing a risk profiler for fleet motorcyclists (Honda), assessing truck driver risk (VOSA), and training learner drivers through the use of simulation (BSM and EPSRC).


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School of Psychology

University Park
The University of Nottingham
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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