The Impact of Navigation Support and Traffic Information on Distance Keeping Behaviour

Exponential growth of in-vehicle driving systems and their interaction with the driver and other infrastructure elements makes it imminent to focus on the effect and impact of navigation support and traffic information functionalities included in nomadic devices to driving behaviour. An experiment within participants’ design was implemented with eight (8) experienced and frequent drivers, following pre-set routes with navigation support and traffic information integrated in the after market device. The combination of speed limit information and navigation support decreased significantly variation (p=.012) by 35% when compared to free driving in pure baseline control condition. Statistical significant decrease (p<.05) in percentage of time with dangerous car following behaviour with the combination of ADA Sand nomadic device functions was found. The analysis indicates that increase in vehicle headways in the network within safe limits could mean no difference for efficiency.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 10p
  • Monograph Title: Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2014 Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01531324
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: VTI, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 2 2014 3:51PM