CONSUMER ATTITUDES TO AND ACCEPTANCE OF DRIVER ASSISTANCE TECHNOLOGIES

Over the next five years or so manufacturers are expected to offer cars with increasingly sophisticated and comprehensive control systems with the potential to take over control of some aspects of the driving task. Collectively known as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), prototypes of lateral control, heading control and collision avoidance systems have been demonstrated by several manufactureres whilst Autonomous Cruise Control (ACC) is already beginning to enter the top end of the market. The Department of Transport's trials of external speed control have received a fair bit of media coverage this year and the concept of the Automated Highway with cars linked electronically to form a 'road train' has been demonstrated in the USA and the Netherlands. As these technologies and any related legislation or standards develop it is important that the Automobile Association understands and is able to represent the views of motorists in general and AA members in particular. To this end the AA has conducted research into consumer views on Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. This has shown that drivers do not like the thought of relinquishing control of the vehicle in normal driving conditions. Introducing new technology where it has an acknowledged role could be a way to make it more acceptable to drivers. (A) For the covering abstract see ITRD E106484.

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  • Accession Number: 00801607
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 8 2000 12:00AM