In-Vehicle Technologies Uses Differences at Individual and Country Levels
V Britschgi, VTT, FI
The development of information and communication technologies (ICT) in the field of road transport provides drivers with access to various functions and services which, if designed ergonomically and used appropriately, have potential to significantly enhance driver safety, mobility, enjoyment and comfort.
However, little is known about how drivers actually interact with most of these In-Vehicle Technologies in everyday life, about the differences and similarities of drivers regarding their interactions with IVT and about the long-term effects of IVT use on driver behaviour, performance and safety. INTERACTION project aims to contribute to fulfil this knowledge gap.
To achieve INTERACTION objectives, a comprehensive research framework to investigate In-Vehicle Technologies use has been developed. This framework is based on an innovative combination of well established research methodologies: focus groups, questionnaire survey, naturalistic observations, and in-depth observations. The purpose of this combined approach is to gather self-reported and observed driver behaviour data and qualitative and quantitative analysis. Differences and similarities of drivers regarding human interaction with In-Vehicle Technologies are investigated both at the individual and country level.
The objective of this special session is to promote the project objectives, to present and discuss the intermediate results based on self-reported behaviour analysis and to get stakeholder feedback on the further investigations based on IVT use and driver behaviour observation.
Association for European Transport