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Driver Experience and Acceptance of Driver Support Systems - A Case of Speed Adaptation

Adell, Emeli LU (2009)
Abstract
Substantial research and development efforts are being made to add driver support systems to the arsenal of traffic safety measures. Obviously, the system cannot reduce fatalities and trauma until it is actually used. Hence, drivers’ experiences and acceptance of the system are of paramount

importance. A driver support system (ISA) has been investigated by means of real life trials in Sweden, Hungary and Spain, and the results show that the incentive for drivers to use an ISA system might be the money and embarrassment saved by avoiding speeding tickets, rather than increased traffic safety. Further, to assess the ‘final’, long-term experiences of the system, a longer period than one month of usage is necessary. This thesis... (More)
Substantial research and development efforts are being made to add driver support systems to the arsenal of traffic safety measures. Obviously, the system cannot reduce fatalities and trauma until it is actually used. Hence, drivers’ experiences and acceptance of the system are of paramount

importance. A driver support system (ISA) has been investigated by means of real life trials in Sweden, Hungary and Spain, and the results show that the incentive for drivers to use an ISA system might be the money and embarrassment saved by avoiding speeding tickets, rather than increased traffic safety. Further, to assess the ‘final’, long-term experiences of the system, a longer period than one month of usage is necessary. This thesis conducts a literature review to systematically investigate how acceptance has been defined and how it has been measured within the driver support area. A new definition of acceptance is proposed: “the degree to which an individual intends to use a system and, when available, to incorporate the system in his/her driving”. Additionally, it explores whether the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology model (UTAUT), which was originally developed for information technology, may be

used as an acceptance model for driver support systems. A pilot test supported to some extent the use of the model. The model constructs ‘performance expectancy’ and ‘social influence’ affect

drivers’ intention to use the system. (Less)
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  • Professor Brookhuis, Karel, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
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Thesis
publication status
published
subject
keywords
speed support, ISA, driver support systems, Driver experiences, acceptance, UTAUT, ADAS, field trial
pages
171 pages
publisher
Department of Technology and Society, Lund University
defense location
Room V:A, V-building, John Ericssons väg 1, Lund University Faculty of Engineering
defense date
2009-12-11 10:15
ISSN
1653-1930
ISBN
978-91-628-7947-1
language
English
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yes
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5892d8e4-7f61-4b68-a400-dd1a54e0578f (old id 1504012)
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2009-11-18 11:23:25
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  abstract     = {Substantial research and development efforts are being made to add driver support systems to the arsenal of traffic safety measures. Obviously, the system cannot reduce fatalities and trauma until it is actually used. Hence, drivers’ experiences and acceptance of the system are of paramount<br/><br>
importance. A driver support system (ISA) has been investigated by means of real life trials in Sweden, Hungary and Spain, and the results show that the incentive for drivers to use an ISA system might be the money and embarrassment saved by avoiding speeding tickets, rather than increased traffic safety. Further, to assess the ‘final’, long-term experiences of the system, a longer period than one month of usage is necessary. This thesis conducts a literature review to systematically investigate how acceptance has been defined and how it has been measured within the driver support area. A new definition of acceptance is proposed: “the degree to which an individual intends to use a system and, when available, to incorporate the system in his/her driving”. Additionally, it explores whether the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology model (UTAUT), which was originally developed for information technology, may be<br/><br>
used as an acceptance model for driver support systems. A pilot test supported to some extent the use of the model. The model constructs ‘performance expectancy’ and ‘social influence’ affect<br/><br>
drivers’ intention to use the system.},
  author       = {Adell, Emeli},
  isbn         = {978-91-628-7947-1},
  issn         = {1653-1930},
  keyword      = {speed support,ISA,driver support systems,Driver experiences,acceptance,UTAUT,ADAS,field trial},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {171},
  publisher    = {Department of Technology and Society, Lund University},
  school       = {Lund University},
  title        = {Driver Experience and Acceptance of Driver Support Systems - A Case of Speed Adaptation},
  year         = {2009},
}