Driver Adaptation to Information and Assistance Systems

Cloth: 978 1 84919 639 0 / $120.00
Published: March 2014  

Publisher: The Institution of Engineering and Technology
260 pp., 6 1/4" x 9 3/4"
Driver Adaptation to Information and Assistance Systems brings together recent work by the Marie-Curie co-funded Initial Training Network project ADAPTATION, which has studied drivers’ behavioral adaptation to new driver information and assistance technologies.

The book provides the reader with: a better understanding of drivers’ adaptation processes following information and assistance system use at different levels (regulatory level, cognitive level, motivational level); perspectives to distinguish the short-, medium- and long-term effects of technology use on drivers’ behavior; an appreciation of the impact of age as a driver characteristic on technology use and skill acquisition; and research on the effects of the system’s performance and the level of automation as important system characteristics influencing drivers’ adaptation.

Driver Adaptation to Information and Assistance Systems will be of interest to academics working in behavioral adaptation to new technologies, as well as professionals in automotive companies and equipment manufacturers, product designers and suppliers, government transport and safety agencies, and road safety managers.

University of Hawaii Book Review

Reviews & Endorsements:
"The research projects are thorough and rigorous, using the experimental approach often supplemented by surveys and focus group discussions. Each research topic is introduced with a thorough literature review that is also critically evaluated...The totality of research issues investigated is impressive and useful. This includes important topics such as the effect of aging on drivers’ use of intelligent support systems in view of changes in driver cognition (memory decline), perception in several modalities (tactile, vision, auditory), and slower reaction times (e.g., lane change initiation)."
- Dr. Leon James, Professor of Psychology , University of Hawaii