University of Kent

Using cognitive responses to assess and improve vehicle brake light designs

Amount awarded

£197,236

Due to complete

Q1 21/22

Making roads safer for…

Drivers

Light effects from vehicle rear brake lights

Project summary

The aim of the project is to evaluate the effectiveness of existing vehicle brake light designs and identify factors that promote faster perception of the braking event such as size, shape, orientation, brightness and modulation. The project involves laboratory and on road trials using EEG (to measure brain activity) to test responses to different brake light designs, development of improved brake light designs based on the results of these trials.