Cooperative in-vehicle advice: a study into drivers' ability and willingness to follow tactical driver advice

Malte Risto

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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Motorway traffic congestion is a problem in today’s society. Driver behaviour is a factor that ca deteriorate traffic flow in nearly congested traffic. Traffic flow efficiency may be improved by an in-vehicle system that advises drivrs on their speed, gap, and lane choice. The system’s effect depends on its penetration rate and drivers’ compliance with the advice. This thesis describes a user-survey, driving simulator experiments and a real road study to assess drivers’ ability and willingness to use the systm and follow advice messages. Results show a general ability to follow given advice messages. Factors are identified that may reduce drivers’ willingness to follow the advice and adopt the system.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
  • Martens, M.H., Supervisor
Award date16 Dec 2014
Place of PublicationEnschede
Print ISBNs978-90-5584-178-3
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2014

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