Conversations on an Embedded Phone While Driving: Predicted vs. Observed Real-World Airbag Deployment Crash Rates

The objective of this study is to evaluate hypotheses that may help explain the discrepancy between the predicted vs. observed real-world airbag-deployment crash rates during conversation on a mobile phone embedded in a vehicle. It is concluded that the observed real-world airbag-deployment crash rate during conversations on an embedded hands-free device is substantially lower than predicted by previous simulator, closed-road, or epidemiological studies. Several hypotheses, if validated, may help resolve the discrepancy.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 75-76
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 4th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training, and Vehicle Design, Stevenson, Washington, July 9-12, 2007

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01055567
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780874141580
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 9 2007 3:42PM