In-vehicle information systems have been shown to increase driver workload and cause distraction; both are causal factors for accidents. This simulator study evaluates the impact that two designs for a smart driving aid and scenario complexity has on workload, distraction and driving performance. Results showed that real-time delivery of smart driving information did not increase driver workload or adversely affect driver distraction, while having the effect of decreasing mean driving speed in both the simple and complex driving scenarios. Important differences were also highlighted between conventional and ecologically designed smart driving interfaces with respect to subjective workload and peripheral detection.
|Title of host publication||Driver Distraction and Inattention: Advances in Research and Countermeasures|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
Birrell, S. A., & Young, M. S. (2013). Smart driving assistance systems: Designing and evaluating ecological and conventional displays. In Driver Distraction and Inattention: Advances in Research and Countermeasures (pp. 373-387). Ashgate.