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Teddy Bears & driving

2021-03-11 16:32:12.983717+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

I Spy with My Little Eye…a Giant Pink Teddy Bear on a Car???, on a test with driver assist systems and a mechanism for attention tracking.

Researchers found that the more than twice as many unfamiliar drivers with the Level 2 system turned on failed to recall the teddy bear compared to the other 2 groups. Almost all of the familiar drivers recalled the bear and also more of them correctly recalled how many times they had seen it compared to the other 2 groups. Those with better recall of the bear also tended to look around the roadway more when the bear was present.

IIHS pioneers new method for testing driver attention

[ related topics: Invention and Design Current Events Automobiles ]

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#Comment Re: Teddy Bears & driving made: 2021-03-11 22:35:04.47093+00 by: markd

Now I want to put on a gorilla suit and play basketball.

#Comment Re: Teddy Bears & driving made: 2021-03-13 20:02:23.560194+00 by: Dan Lyke

Exactly. Although I've seen some wacky shit while driving, I kinda wonder if I'd be like "meh, bear strapped to a car, okay" and it'd fall right out of my consciousness.

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