Comprehension of Advanced Collision Warning System Displays

This experiment investigated whether people were able to identify and comprehend the purpose and message content for visual status displays of advanced collision warning systems (ACWS). The main goal was to assess whether individuals understood what systems were present or operational in a vehicle and whether prior exposure to that vehicle’s owner’s manual (or another vehicle’s owner’s manual) affected that knowledge. The four key systems investigated were forward collision warning (FCW), lane departure warning (LDW), blind spot warning (BSW), and adaptive cruise control (ACC). Participants were presented with high-resolution images of a vehicle’s interior, and then asked about system presence or operational status. Overall, individuals were not accurate in assessing whether an advanced crash warning system was present (more than 40% of these responses were incorrect), but participants were nonetheless confident in their response accuracy. Familiarity with the vehicle’s owner’s manual improved comprehension slightly. ACWS design issues are discussed.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 17p
  • Monograph Title: 18th ITS World Congress, Orlando, 2011. Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01484836
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  • Created Date: Jun 24 2013 3:36PM