Mapping comprehension of ADAS across different driving and road user populations

While there is a significant percentage of the general population that has interacted with or heard of advanced vehicle technologies, there is still a large percentage of the population that is unsure exactly how these systems work (McDonald et al., 2016). Previous research conducted for the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has shown that many drivers have incomplete, and, in some cases, very inaccurate understanding of the intended function, capabilities, and limitations of these technologies and the level of understanding varies across different types of road users (McDonald, Carney & McGehee, 2018; Gaspar & Carney, 2019; Gaspar, Carney, Shull & Horrey, 2021). More recent work has identified a subset of drivers who not only exhibit a poor mental model but exhibit a level of confidence in their understanding that does not match their level of understanding (Carney, Gaspar, Roe & Horrey, under review; Lenneman, Mangus, Jenness & Petraglia, 2020). This misalignment between confidence and understanding may lead to unsafe driving behaviors.


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    • Status: Active
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Start Date: 20220801
    • Expected Completion Date: 20230630
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    • Accession Number: 01884366
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Safety Research Using Simulation University Transportation Center (SaferSim)
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: May 31 2023 7:34PM