Drivers Knowledge of Correct Use of New Technology Features in Vehicles

The objective of this study is to explore drivers’ attitudes regarding Advanced Driving Assistance Systems or ADAS (e.g., lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control) before and after having used the systems; how drivers use these systems during on-road driving, and the extent to which such systems affect safety behaviors such as seat belt and child restraint system use, speeding, and distracted driving. The study will include 60 participants (30 males and females) from each of 2 age groups (40-49 and 70+) for a total of 120 participants. Data collection activities include a Knowledge and Attitude Questionnaire and baseline and final drives involving approximately 2-hour planned routes. Participants shall complete one route before the naturalistic driving interval with the ADAS disabled (baseline) and again after driving with the ADAS systems activated (final drive). The study also will involve four weeks of naturalistic driving with the ADAS activated.The results will be summarized in a final report.

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $1852116
    • Contract Numbers:

      DTNH2216D00023

      693JJ919F000203

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, D.C.  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, D.C.  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Sifrit, Kathy

    • Performing Organizations:

      Dunlap and Associates, Incorporated

      110 Lenox Avenue
      Stamford, CT  United States  06906
    • Principal Investigators:

      Sifrit, Kathy

    • Start Date: 20190924
    • Expected Completion Date: 20250000
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Behavioral Safety Research
    • Subprogram: Older Driver

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01719266
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    • Contract Numbers: DTNH2216D00023, 693JJ919F000203
    • Files: RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Oct 10 2019 5:19PM