Early, Gentle Input May Make Lane Departure Prevention More Accepted

This article reports on a recent study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) that investigated strategies to introduce lane departure prevention systems with the highest likelihood of adoption. The study found that the use of slight nudges from the steering wheel and subtle braking as tires start to drift are key strategies to increase use of lane departure prevention systems. The researchers compared the characteristics of lane departure systems in current vehicles from Ford, General Motors, Honda, and Volvo. Each of these systems vary somewhat, but all have the function to avoid crashes due to unintended lane departures. Tests were conducted on instrumented vehicles riding at 50mph with cruise control engaged; video cameras, and a data logger were used to collect data. Readers are referred to the full research paper, entitled “Exploring relationships between observed activation rates and functional attributes of lane departure prevention” (https://www.iihs.org/bibliography/topic/2166).


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  • Accession Number: 01691102
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 22 2019 11:39AM