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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|ISBN:||9780307264787 0307264785 9780307397720 0307397726|
|Description:||viii, 402 p. ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||Prologue : Why I became a late merger (and why you should too) --
Why does the other lane always seem faster? How traffic messes with our heads. Shut up, I can't hear you : anonymity, aggression, and the problems of communicating while driving ; Are you lookin' at me? Eye contact, stereotypes, and social interaction on the road ; Waiting in line, waiting in traffic : why the other lane always moves faster ; Postscript : And now, the secrets of late merging revealed --
Why you're not as good a driver as you think you are. If driving is so easy, why is it so hard for a robot? What teaching machines to drive teaches us about driving ; How's my driving? How the hell should I know? Why lack of feedback fails us on the road --
How our eyes and minds betray us on the road. Keep your mind on the road : why it's so hard to pay attention in traffic ; Objects in traffic are more complicated than they appear : how our driving eyes deceive us --
Why ants don't get into traffic jams (and humans do) : on cooperation as a cure for congestion. Meet the world's best commuter : what we can learn from ants, locusts, and crickets ; Playing God in Los Angeles ; When slower is faster, or, How the few defeat the many : traffic flow and human nature --
Why women cause more congestion than men (and other secrets of traffic). Who are all these people? The psychology of commuting ; The parking problem : why we are inefficient parkers and how this causes congestion --
Why more roads lead to more traffic (and what to do about it). The selfish commuter ; A few Mickey Mouse solutions to the traffic problem --
When dangerous roads are safer. The highway conundrum : how drivers adapt to the road they see ; The trouble with traffic signs : and how getting rid of them would be better for everyone ; Forgiving roads or permissive roads? The fatal flaws of traffic engineering --
How traffic explains the world : on driving with a local accent. "Good brakes, good horn, good luck!" : plunging into the maelstrom of Delhi traffic ; Why New Yorkers jaywalk (and why they don't in Copenhagen) : traffic as culture ; Danger : corruption ahead --
the secret indicator of crazy traffic --
Why you shouldn't drive with a beer-drinking divorced doctor named Fred on Super Bowl Sunday in a pickup truck in rural Montana : what's risky on the road and why. Semiconscious fear : how we misunderstand the risks of the road ; Should I stay or should I go? Why risk on the road is so complicated ; The risks of safety --
Epilogue : Driving lessons.
- Automobile driving -- Psychological aspects.
- Traffic congestion.
- Conduite automobile -- Aspect psychologique.
- Embouteillages (Circulation)
- Circulation, Technique de la.
- Migrations alternantes.
- Circulation routière.
- Sécurité routière.
- Aspects psychologiques.
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