Vehicle Owners' Experiences with and Reactions to Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

The purpose of the current study was to examine knowledge, understanding, opinions and experiences of drivers who own and regularly drive a vehicle equipped with selected technologies including forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert or adaptive cruise control. Registered owners of selected model year 2016 and 2017 vehicles that included at least three of these technologies as standard equipment were mailed invitations to participate in an online survey. After confirming eligibility and reporting what technologies they actually had available on their vehicles, respondents were asked a series of in-depth questions about up to three of the technologies on their vehicle. A total of 1,212 eligible respondents completed the survey; in-depth data about experiences with specific technologies was obtained from approximately 500 respondents for each respective technology. Results indicated that the majority of drivers generally have favorable impressions of the technologies on their vehicles, trust them, find them helpful, would want to have them in the next vehicle that they buy and would recommend the technologies to others. However, many respondents — and in some cases the majority — demonstrated misperceptions or lack of awareness about what the technologies can and cannot do.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 267p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01684229
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 9 2018 3:41PM