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Influence of headlight design on sensory conspicuity of powered two-wheelers

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Conspicuity of Powered Two Wheelers (PTW) according to their frontal headlight design was evaluated in a car Daytime Running Light (DRL) environment. Three innovative headlight arrangements were studied: a triangle configuration, a lighted helmet and a colored frontal headlight. It was found that the helmet and the colored configuration led to better PTW detection performances than the standard configuration (a unique white headlight), especially when the PTW was far away. The triangle configuration did not prove to be effective. The theoretical and practical implications of these results are discussed.

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