A smart driving smartphone application: real-world effects on driving performance and glance behaviours

A smart driving Smartphone application — which offers real-time fuel efficiency and safety feedback to the driver in the vehicle — was evaluated in a real-world driving study. Forty participants drove an instrumented vehicle over a 50 minute mixed route driving scenario, with 15 being selected for video data analysis. Two conditions were adopted, one a control, the other with smart driving advice being presented to the driver. Key findings from the study showed a 4.1% improvement in fuel efficiency when using the smart driving system, and an almost 3-fold reduction in time spent travelling closer than 1.5 seconds to the vehicle in front. Glance behavior results showed that drivers spent an average of 4.3% of their time looking at the system, at an average of 0.43 seconds per glance, with no glances of greater than two seconds. In conclusion this study has shown that a smart driving system specifically developed and designed with the drivers' information requirements in mind can lead to significant improvements in real-world driving behaviours, whilst limiting visual distraction, with the task being integrated into normal driving. (Paper No. 71-P).


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  • Pagination: 13p
  • Monograph Title: 3rd International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention (DDI2013), September 4-6, 2013, Gothenburg, Sweden

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  • Accession Number: 01597398
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Files: ITRD, VTI
  • Created Date: Apr 27 2016 11:32AM