An Investigation of the Factors Surrounding Crashes of ADAS-Equipped Vehicles

This research aims to help fill the gaps in knowledge about the impact of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) features in real-world crashes occurring in Iowa and Colorado, including whether the driver had an accurate mental model of the vehicle’s ADAS feature(s), crash characteristics such as the environmental and traffic conditions, and whether the feature(s) potentially contributed to or mitigated the crash. Interview guides to facilitate the gathering of information from motorists operating vehicles likely to be equipped with ADAS features that have been involved in crashes will be developed. Another guide will be developed in order to interview officers who have investigated crashes of ADAS-equipped vehicles. Qualitative analysis will be conducted and a final report will present findings and recommendations for various stakeholders, including infrastructure owners/operators, law enforcement, crash reporting agencies, departments of transportation, and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $150000
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Colorado Department of Transportation

    2829 W. Howard Place
    Denver, CO  United States  80204

    Iowa Department of Transportation

    800 Lincoln Way
    Ames, IA  United States  50010
  • Managing Organizations:

    Iowa Department of Transportation

    800 Lincoln Way
    Ames, IA  United States  50010
  • Project Managers:

    Clute, Khyle

  • Start Date: 20230101
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20240630

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01863186
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Contract Numbers: TPF-5(505)
  • Created Date: Nov 1 2022 5:57AM