Driving Behaviour

This project utilises a modified Smart car fitted with a 180 degree display (forming a stationary simulator environment) which is designed to simulate real world conditions in order to analyse driver behaviour. For information about our driving lab click here.


The program is designed to include various traffic conditions and road rules relevant to driving in New South Wales. This study is being conducted to analyse different elements of driving including:

  • Safe vs. risky decisions
  • Accuracy
  • Attention
  • Memory
  • Aggression vs. Altruism.

In the near future it is intended to explore the effects of naturally occurring hormones such as oxytocin, vasopressin, testosterone and oestrogen on these driving measures.