A study involving 75 drivers has been conducted to evaluate the safety and usability of the Autoguide computerised route guidance system. A mix of "professional" and "domestic" drivers from both sexes and covering a wide spread of ages were recruited from the general public to take part in the study. Each of the drivers spent a day with an experimenter during which they were instructed in the use of Autoguide and performed a series of tasks including driving an equipped car under guidance to London from the Transport and Road Research Laboratory and on various routes within central London. The experimenter monitored each driver's progress and reactions to the guidance information received. Questionnaires, interviews and a computerised mood assessment were used at various points during the day to obtain information on aspects such as attitudes to technology, impressions of Autoguide and assessment of stress. (A)


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  • Pagination: p. 316-328

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  • Accession Number: 00674491
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Mar 8 1995 12:00AM