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Secondary tasks while driving - effects and countermeasures

Vollrath, Mark and Totzke, Ingo (2005) Secondary tasks while driving - effects and countermeasures. Advances in Transportation Studies, VII, pp. 67-80. ISBN 88-548-0235-2. ISSN 1824-5463.

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The study evaluates the possibility to avoid negative effects of secondary tasks by either de-signing secondary tasks to use different resources than needed for driving or by reducing the driver’s workload by means of an advanced driver assistance system. 5 subjects drove in a driving simulator with and without two different secondary tasks with and without an assis-tance system in a within-subjects design. The secondary task requiring the same resources as the driving task interfered more strongly with driving than the other task. However, even for this second task negative effects were found in special situations, e.g., car-following at straight sections of the road. Thus, not all problems introduced by secondary tasks may be solved by simply using different resources. The assistance system resulted in much better lane-keeping even when engaging in the secondary tasks. Thus, driver assistance systems can be adapted to counteract negative effects of secondary tasks.

Document Type:Article
Title:Secondary tasks while driving - effects and countermeasures
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Totzke, IngoIZVW
Date:November 2005
Journal or Publication Title:Advances in Transportation Studies
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 67-80
Keywords:Workload, secondary tasks, driving, dual-task
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:V SH - Verbesserung der Sicherheit im Verkehr (old)
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V SH - Verbesserung der Sicherheit im Verkehr
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Entwicklung Fahrermodell (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transportation Systems > Institute of Transportation Systems > Automotive
Deposited By: Mark Lutz Vollrath
Deposited On:16 Mar 2006
Last Modified:27 Apr 2009 05:03

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