Cyclists are vulnerable, and particularly older cyclists have an increased risk of crashing. Therefore, Frank Westerhuis and his colleagues from the traffic psychology group investigated countermeasures to increase cyclists’ safety. This blog post reveals whether they were succesful in achieving this by using illusionary objects next to the cycle path.
As cyclists are an important part of the world of self-driving vehicles, we have to learn how to assess their intentions. In an online-survey participants predicted the direction of a lead cyclist based on a video sequence. The results indicate that whether a cyclist will take a turn is difficult to predict.