It is known that some people who just began driving an electric vehicle feel certain fear from insufficient driving range or state of charge. This is called 'Range Anxiety' and often said to be a barrier to buying electric vehicles.
TRUE lab is analyzing driver experiment data to find out the existence and appearance condition of EV Range Anxiety scientifically. Many kinds of data are considered and 'eye fixation' is also one of the data we focus on. Based on a hypothesis that drivers must look at the parts of driving range and state of charge in instrumental panel more when they feel more anxiety of range, we check how long and how often driver subjects see the panel.
Looking some relationship between the eye fixation and state of charge, more human factors like EEG, ECG are being considered together. Please look forward to the next post!