In-vehicle technologies and driver distraction

Sethumadhavan, A.
SAGE Publications

This review summarized a selection of articles that considered design and training interventions that can be employed to reduce the effects of driver distraction. Topics that were examined included:

  • the effectiveness of in-vehicle information systems at reducing distraction;
  • the effects of computer-based training on the willingness of young drivers to engage in in-vehicle distracting activities.

A key finding from this review was the importance of integrating various automation strategies into the design of in-vehicle information systems to warn drivers about hazards of use while driving, or to suspend access to the system during complex driving conditions.

Reference
Sethumadhavan, A. (2011). In-vehicle technologies and driver distraction. Ergonomics in Design, 19(4), 29-30.