Impact of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) on Road Safety

Drivers can misunderstand functionalities of complex ADAS functions, and over-attribute capability to such vehicle systems. This can increase potential for misuse thus affecting driver behavior and transportation safety. There exists a critical gap in the understanding of potential impacts of the deployment and proliferation of ADAS is vehicles. The objectives are: (1) Conduct a literature and market review of the current state of commercially-available ADAS technologies, including driver monitoring systems as applicable, to document manufacturers’ offerings, and potentially develop an understanding of the distribution of ADAS-equipped motor vehicles in the State via RMV vehicle registration data. (2) Examine drivers’ knowledge of ADAS systems, types of driver errors associated with the use of ADAS, and potential for ADAS misuse and circumvention of driver monitoring systems. Study the impact of drivers’ knowledge of ADAS on its use/misuse. (3) Develop and evaluate mitigation approaches to improve drivers’ understanding of ADAS technologies and the commensurate role and responsibilities of the driver.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $120,000
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Start Date: 20200601
  • Expected Completion Date: 20211130
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01781531
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 10 2021 3:19PM