This report presents a safety evaluation of the Advanced Driver and Vehicle Advisory Navigation Concept (ADVANCE) in-vehicle navigation and guidance system, with focus on it automated Mobile Navigation Assistant (MNA) interface. Objectives of the evaluation were to assess the safety impact of MNA usage on drivers, extend the knowledge base of advanced traveler information systems (ATIS), and gain insight into ATIS design improvements. The study examined the effects of using four navigation scenarios on driving and navigation performance. The scenarios included: 1) MNA with voice supplement, 2) MNA without voice supplement, 3) paper map, and 4) textual paper direction list. Findings reveal that although users found benefits to the voice supplement, the precision and informational clarity of the MNA was questionable.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Publication Date: 2000 U.S. Dept. of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Washington DC
  • Corporate Authors:

    Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Science Applications International Corporation

    Moffett Field, CA  United States 

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Inman, Vaughan
    • Mollenhauer, Michael
    • McGehee, Daniel V
    • Dingus, Thomas A
    • Koziol, Joseph S
    • Sheehan, Peter
    • Meltzer, Neil
  • Publication Date: 2000


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: xiii, 64 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00801295
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS 809 057, DOT-VNTSC-NHTSA-00-01
  • Files: PATH, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 7 2000 12:00AM