Exploring User Understanding of ADAS Iconography Using Novel Survey Methods

As advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) increase in functionality, so do the functional requirements of their visual displays to communicate status and settings. Drivers who misinterpret in-vehicle displays may be more likely to misuse or avoid using ADASs, negating potential safety benefits. A novel evaluation method is proposed and applied to a newer Volvo car instrument cluster. An online survey was completed by 838 Volvo car owners with varying levels of familiarity with Adaptive Cruise Control and Pilot Assist. Results suggest that the concept of a system being “available but not currently engaged” can be difficult for novice users to recognize, resulting in mode confusion. However, more experienced users were less likely to make this type of error. The assessment method of showing partially masked images shows promise as a useful tool for evaluating driver comprehension of ADAS in-vehicle visual displays.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 18p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01764202
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TRBAM-21-01506
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 23 2020 11:22AM