In-vehicle Technologies, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Driver Distraction: Research challenges

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ABSTRACT Technological advances in motor vehicles have provided drivers with both increased safety and access to information. Drivers can receive phone calls, be provided with navigational and real time traffic information, and be notified about impending collisions and excessive speed. However, these devices also increase the potential for a driver to be distracted, as each device demands a certain level of the driver’s attention in order to provide a benefit. A growing body of research is currently assessing driver distraction levels in order to determine what impact such devices have on road safety. However, very little research has focused specifically on the combined impact of multiple in-vehicle devices within the driving situation. As a result, this paper provides a review of current research that has examined the effect of in-vehicle technologies and Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS) on driver distraction, as well as identifying possible directions for future research that will incorporate human distraction within the design.

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    Human-Computer Interaction - INTERACT 2011 - 13th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, September 5-9, 2011, Proceedings, Part II; 01/2011
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