Smart driving aids and their effects on driving performance and driver distraction

In-vehicle information systems have been shown to increase driver workload and cause distraction; both of which are causal factors for accidents. This simulator study evaluates the impact that two designs for a smart driving aid, and scenario complexity have on workload, distraction and driving performance. Results showed that real-time delivery of smart driving information did not increase driver workload or adversely effect driver distraction, while having the effect of decreasing mean driving speed in both the simple and complex driving scenarios. Subjective workload was shown to increase with task difficulty, as well as revealing important differences between the two interface designs.


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 16p
  • Monograph Title: 1st International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention: (DDI 2009), September 28-29, 2009, Gothenburg, Sweden: Program, presentations and reviewed papers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01471655
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Files: ITRD, VTI
  • Created Date: Feb 4 2013 2:33PM