Understanding the Impact of Technology: Do Advanced Driver Assistance and Semi-Automated Vehicle Systems Lead to Improper Driving Behavior?
Vehicle technologies can now actively control parts of the driving task for extended periods of time, potentially allowing drivers to disengage from their driving responsibilities. It is imperative that we continue to assess how these new features can affect driver behavior and performance. This report summarizes an analysis of data from two Naturalistic Driving Studies using vehicles equipped with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). The outcomes shed insight regarding driver behavior while using ADAS versus driving under normal conditions and the safety implications.
The results of this study should help researchers, automobile industry and government entities better understand driver-vehicle interactions and potential unintended consequences in vehicles with advanced technologies.
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