Development of a Safety Assessment Process for In-Vehicle Information Systems

This paper presents a technique that has been developed for assessing potential safety implications of the way that information is presented to a driver by an in-vehicle information system (IVIS). This technique, developed during the European HASTE project, uses analysis techniques alone and complements the other parts of the HASTE project that have used simulators and field trials to assess the safety impacts of such systems on driving. The technique is based on the HAZOP (hazard and operability) approach that has been successfully applied to safety analysis in a number of different domains. As with any use of HAZOP, interpretation and application is required (particularly for the guidewords) and an overview of how this is achieved is presented. The technique has been trialled by applying it to two example IVIS, and the results are presented. A comparison of these results with an existing checklist based approach shows that the new approach complements existing processes and is a useful additional assessment method to investigate the potential risks of a proposed IVIS HMI at an early stage in product development.

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  • Authors:
    • Ward, David D
    • Fowkes, Mark
    • Jesty, Peter H
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  • Publication Date: 2005


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: CD-ROM; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 11p
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01015895
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 15 2005 12:32PM