Advanced

Driver comprehension and acceptance of the active accelerator pedal after long-term use

Adell, Emeli LU and Varhelyi, Andras LU (2008) In Transportation Research. Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour 11(1). p.37-51
Abstract
Driver comprehension and acceptance of the active accelerator pedal (AAP) after long-term use were evaluated in a large-scale Swedish trial held in 2000-2002. The system was installed in the cars of 281 test drivers who then used it for between six months and a year. The participants' responses, elicited by questionnaires in the end of the trial, showed a positive rating of the concept of the AAP, while the willingness to pay for it was lower than for other driver-assistance systems studied elsewhere. The typically skeptical driver was a young, male, company car driver with initially negative attitude and a faulty AAP. The typically enthusiastic driver was an older, female, private driver with initially positive attitude and a fault-free... (More)
Driver comprehension and acceptance of the active accelerator pedal (AAP) after long-term use were evaluated in a large-scale Swedish trial held in 2000-2002. The system was installed in the cars of 281 test drivers who then used it for between six months and a year. The participants' responses, elicited by questionnaires in the end of the trial, showed a positive rating of the concept of the AAP, while the willingness to pay for it was lower than for other driver-assistance systems studied elsewhere. The typically skeptical driver was a young, male, company car driver with initially negative attitude and a faulty AAP. The typically enthusiastic driver was an older, female, private driver with initially positive attitude and a fault-free AAP. The drivers found that the system, if not satisfactory, was useful but added to the emotional pressure felt by the driver. However, they did think it had positive impacts on performance and safety. Still, the largest perceived effect was a decrease in the risk of being fined for speeding. The gap between the concept of the AAP and willingness to keep and pay for the system puts a clear focus on the importance to define acceptance and developing a tool to ensure reliable assessments of it. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
organization
publishing date
type
Contribution to journal
publication status
published
subject
keywords
comprehension, acceptance, driver, field trial, active accelerator pedal, speed management
in
Transportation Research. Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour
volume
11
issue
1
pages
37 - 51
publisher
Elsevier
external identifiers
  • wos:000252723100004
  • scopus:35448942753
ISSN
1369-8478
DOI
10.1016/j.trf.2007.05.006
language
English
LU publication?
yes
id
de53d4f1-3cbc-4280-aec7-01a39d412b74 (old id 1198874)
date added to LUP
2008-09-10 17:23:27
date last changed
2017-03-19 03:33:22
@article{de53d4f1-3cbc-4280-aec7-01a39d412b74,
  abstract     = {Driver comprehension and acceptance of the active accelerator pedal (AAP) after long-term use were evaluated in a large-scale Swedish trial held in 2000-2002. The system was installed in the cars of 281 test drivers who then used it for between six months and a year. The participants' responses, elicited by questionnaires in the end of the trial, showed a positive rating of the concept of the AAP, while the willingness to pay for it was lower than for other driver-assistance systems studied elsewhere. The typically skeptical driver was a young, male, company car driver with initially negative attitude and a faulty AAP. The typically enthusiastic driver was an older, female, private driver with initially positive attitude and a fault-free AAP. The drivers found that the system, if not satisfactory, was useful but added to the emotional pressure felt by the driver. However, they did think it had positive impacts on performance and safety. Still, the largest perceived effect was a decrease in the risk of being fined for speeding. The gap between the concept of the AAP and willingness to keep and pay for the system puts a clear focus on the importance to define acceptance and developing a tool to ensure reliable assessments of it.},
  author       = {Adell, Emeli and Varhelyi, Andras},
  issn         = {1369-8478},
  keyword      = {comprehension,acceptance,driver,field trial,active accelerator pedal,speed management},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {37--51},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Transportation Research. Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour},
  title        = {Driver comprehension and acceptance of the active accelerator pedal after long-term use},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trf.2007.05.006},
  volume       = {11},
  year         = {2008},
}