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Cyclists’ intentions to yield for automated cars at intersections when they have right of way: Results of an experiment using high-quality video animations

SWOV researchers van der Kint and Vlakveld co-authored the article 'Cyclists’ intentions to yield for automated cars at intersections when they have right of way: Results of an experiment using high-quality video animations' in the magazine Transportation Research.

What will cyclists do in future conflict situations with automated cars at intersections when the cyclist has the right of way? In order to explore this, short high-quality animation videos of conflicts between a car and a cyclist at five different intersections were developed.

These videos were ‘shot’ from the perspective of the cyclist and ended when a collision was imminent should the car or the bicyclist not slow down. After each video participants indicated whether they would slow down or continue cycling, how confident they were about this decision, what they thought the car would do, and how confident they were about what the carwould do.

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Transport mode, Bicycle, Passenger car, Technology & ITS, Human behaviour in traffic