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Ergonomics Issues
with Advanced
Driver Assistance
Systems (ADAS)
Mark S. Young
Brunel University, UK
5.1 ADVANCED DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS (ADAS)
We have come a long way in the development of vehicle technology since the humble
horseless carriage of the late 19th century. The rst decade of the 21st century has
seen particular advancement in active safety systems—those which are designed to
prevent, or mitigate the consequences of collisions by taking automatic control of
the vehicle in some way (as opposed to passive safety, such as seatbelts and airbags,
which prevent or mitigate the consequences of injuries resulting from a collision).
Such advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) purport to improve aspects of
safety, comfort and convenience (e.g., Richardson et al., 1997) by either support-
ing the driver or taking over certain driving tasks. As such, ADAS devices can be
contrasted with in-vehicle information systems (IVIS), which—as the name sug-
gests—provide information to the driver and might not necessarily be related to the
driving task. Whilst the terminology is by no means universal, the current chapter
focuses on ADAS devices as outlined here; IVIS devices are the subject of another
chapter in this book.
CONTENTS
5.1 Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) ..............................................55
5.2 Ergonomics Implications ................................................................................ 59
5.2.1 Mental Workload ................................................................................59
5.2.2 Situation Awareness ............................................................................ 61
5.2.3 Trust ....................................................................................................62
5.3 Automation Philosophies ................................................................................63
5.4 Ergonomically Designed ADAS .....................................................................68
References ................................................................................................................72

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