• October 19th, 2023

The primary purpose of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) is to provide increased safety to drivers and other road users. As systems such as Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Lane Keeping Assistance (LKA) are becoming widely available, it is important to recognize road users’ understanding and knowledge (i.e., mental models) of these technologies. Studies have documented gaps in drivers’ understanding of ADAS; however, there have been few attempts to map knowledge of vehicle technology across different driver characteristics, experiences, and perceptions. Other studies have identified groups or clusters of drivers who differ in their knowledge of technology as well as their confidence in their knowledge, including drivers who were lacking in knowledge, but also highly confident. Such drivers might be more prone to mishandling or inappropriate use of automation.

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