Driver usage and understanding of adaptive cruise control.

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Abstract

Automation, in terms of systems such as adaptive/active cruise control (ACC) or collision warning systems, is increasingly becoming a part of everyday driving. These systems are not perfect though, and the driver has to be prepared to reclaim control in situations very similar to those the system easily handles by itself. This paper uses a questionnaire answered by 130 ACC users to discuss future research needs in the area of driver assistance systems. Results show that the longer drivers use their systems, the more aware of its limitations they become. Moreover, the drivers report that ACC forces them to take control intermittently. According to theory, this might actually be better than a more perfect system, as it provides preparation for unexpected situations requiring the driver to reclaim control.

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Authors
  • Annika Larsson
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  • Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)501-506
JournalApplied Ergonomics
Volume43
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

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