Early adopters’ mental model of Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and its influence on behavioural adaptation to the system

Giulio F. Bianchi Piccinini, Anabela Simões, Carlos M. Rodrigues

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Abstract

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) is a system that, through the automation of the longitudinal driving task, aims to increase drivers’ comfort. Previous studies into ACC showed that behavioural adaptations might occur following its use. Those studies were mainly conducted with drivers who had never used the system before and, to date, little information is available on the behaviour of actual ACC users. Hence, this chapter describes the main findings obtained from focus group discussions and a small scale naturalistic Field Operational Test (nFOT) performed with early adopters. The findings illustrate that behavioural adaptations to the system emerged during both studies and that an improper driver’s mental model of the system might be among the triggering causes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDriver Adaptation to Information and Assistance Systems
Number of pages22
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology
Publication date1 Jan 2013
Pages81-102
ISBN (Print)9781849196390
ISBN (Electronic)9781849196406
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

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Publisher Copyright:
© The Institution of Engineering and Technology 2014.

Keywords

  • Acc user behaviour
  • Adaptive control
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Automated highways
  • Automatic longitudinal driving task
  • Automobiles
  • Behavioural adaptations
  • Behavioural sciences
  • Driver comfort
  • Driver mental model
  • Focus group
  • NFOT
  • Road safety
  • Small-scale naturalistic field operational test
  • Velocity control

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