The HASTE test regime for the safety assessment of in-vehicle information systems

The lack of consumer advice on the safety of in-vehicle information systems (IVIS) is noted. The intention of HASTE project (Human-machine interface and the safety of traffic in Europe)is to create a new test regime for the assessment of IVIS. This regime is technology-independent, has safety-related criteria, is cost-effective, appropriate for any system design and is validated through real-world testing. The initial HASTE protocol was applied to four real systems: an integrated navigation system, two personal digital assistants combined with a global positioning systems, and a Finnish traffic information system. For each system, a number of tasks were pre-selected for the evaluation. These evaluations took place on a motorway, a simulator with a rural two-lane road featuring straight sections and S-shaped curves, and a laboratory (low grade simulator) with the same road layout. A peripheral detection task was included as an extra condition in two of the experiments. Nine IVIS tasks were assessed in the experiments. A meta-analysis of the results of all studies was performed. From this meta-analysis it was possible to derive the outline of a prototype test regime for assessing the impact of IVIS on driving. This test regime included driving in at least a medium-level simulator with 15 subjects, a rural two-lane road driving situation for about one hour, and indicators such as the self-rating of driving performance, mean speed, proportion of high-frequency steering activity, minimum time headway and reaction time to the peripheral detection task. For the covering abstract see ITRD E138063.

  • Authors:
    • CARSTEN, O
  • Publication Date: 2006-12


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  • Accession Number: 01102803
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: TRL
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jun 16 2008 8:37AM