An International Large-Scale Vehicle Corpora for Research on Driver Behavior on the Road
Journal article, 2011

This paper considers a comprehensive and collaborative project to collect large amounts of driving data on the road for use in a wide range of areas of vehicle-related research centered on driving behavior. Unlike previous data collection efforts, the corpora collected here contain both human and vehicle sensor data, together with rich and continuous transcriptions. While most efforts on in-vehicle research are generally focused within individual countries, this effort links a collaborative team from three diverse regions (i.e., Asia, American, and Europe). Details relating to the data collection paradigm, such as sensors, driver information, routes, and transcription protocols, are discussed, and a preliminary analysis of the data across the three data collection sites from the U.S. (Dallas), Japan (Nagoya), and Turkey (Istanbul) is provided. The usability of the corpora has been experimentally verified with a Cohen's kappa coefficient of 0.74 for transcription reliability, as well as being successfully exploited for several in-vehicle applications. Most importantly, the corpora are publicly available for research use and represent one of the first multination efforts to share resources and understand driver characteristics. Future work on distributing the corpora to the wider research community is also discussed.

road vehicles

data acquisition


human factors



Kazuya Takeda

Nagoya University

John H.L. Hansen

University of Texas at Dallas

Pinar Boyraz Baykas

Olycksanalys och prevention

Huseyin Abut

University of California at San Diego (UCSD)

Lucas Malta

Nagoya University

Chiyomi Miyajima

Nagoya University

IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems

1524-9050 (ISSN)

Vol. 12 4

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology


Subject Categories

Transport Systems and Logistics

Communication Systems

Control Engineering

Driving Forces

Innovation and entrepreneurship



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