16 February 2005 Dependecy of the reaction time from the overlap of signal lights with different colors
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Proceedings Volume 5663, Photonics in the Automobile; (2005) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.597053
Event: European Workshop on Photonics in the Automobile, 2004, Geneva, Switzerland
The rearward signal aspect consists of lights with different colors. With standard technics these signal lights are located at different places. With new technics it is possible to build signal lights with different colors together in one place. The signals overlap. In experiments at the University of Karlsruhe we studied the dependency between reaction time and overlap of signal lights. We can see, that the total overlap from a yellow turn signal and a red brake signal will increase the reaction time. The increase depends of the ratio between the luminance of the turn indicator signal and the luminance of the brake signal. With a ratio from one to one (best case with minimal increase) we found an increase of 300 milli seconds.
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Karsten D. Klinger, Karsten D. Klinger, } "Dependecy of the reaction time from the overlap of signal lights with different colors", Proc. SPIE 5663, Photonics in the Automobile, (16 February 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.597053; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.597053

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