What if it Suddenly Fails? Behavioral Aspects of Advanced Driver Assistant Systems on the Example of Local Danger Alerts

Angela Mahr, Y. Cao, Mariet Theune, Veronika Dimitrova-Krause, Tim Schwartz, Christian Müller

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    Many researchers argue, in assessing the benefits of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) it has to be taken into account that any gains in terms of security may be again reduced by the fact they affect the drivers’ behavior. In this paper, we present results of a driving simulation study in which we compare driving performance as well as driver stress in three conditions: 1) when no assistance is available (NOASSIST) ; 2) when the system is working as it should ( WORK); 3) when the system suddenly fails (FAIL). Results show that the driving performance is severely affected by system failures. The drivers’ ability to effectively react to suddenly appearing obstacles FAIL is significantly lower than in NOASSIST. At the same time, the stress level is significantly higher in FAIL compared to WORK.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication19th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2010)
    EditorsHelder Coelho, Rudi Studer, Michael Wooldridge
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam
    PublisherIOS Press
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Print)978-1-60750-605-8
    Publication statusPublished - 16 Aug 2010
    Event19th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, ECAI 2010 - Lisbon, Portugal
    Duration: 16 Aug 201020 Aug 2010

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    PublisherIOS Press


    Conference19th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, ECAI 2010
    Other16-20 Aug 2010


    • METIS-270997
    • EWI-18333
    • IR-72755

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