A field operational test in China: Exploring the effect of an advanced driver assistance system on driving performance and braking behavior

Various advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) have been developed to improve drivers’ behavior and perceptual ability; however, whether these ADAS have any measurable effect on driving performance needs to be verified by field operational tests. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of ADAS on Chinese drivers as well as any possible influences of roadway type, gender and experience on driving performance, which can be measured by several variables, including longitudinal, lateral and braking behavior. The ADAS used in this study was a Mobileye M630 with forward collision warning (FCW) and lane departure warning (LDW) functions. Thirty-two participants were recruited to drive a vehicle equipped with Mobileye M630. Participants drove the same test route twice. The route consisted of a 12 km urban road, 34 km urban expressway and 45 km freeway as well as a 14 km adaption road. Vehicle dynamics, environmental information and driving operational data was recorded by CAN (Controller Area Network) bus and video cameras. The results show that ADAS significantly affects braking behavior. Braking time increased and relative speed decreased when drivers were exposed to ADAS. The ADAS also significantly affects several longitudinal behaviors, including the longitudinal deceleration and time headway (THW). The occurrence of critically low THW decreased in the experiment. However, there was no significant effect on lateral behavior. Furthermore, driver acceptance of the FCW function was much higher than the LDW function, and acceptance on the expressway and freeway was much higher than on the urban road. The results also reveal the significant influence of road type and experience on driving behaviors. These findings support policy development and technology improvements for future development of ADAS.


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  • Accession Number: 01721150
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 2019 11:36AM