Better Roads Staff
Each vehicle was instrumented to capture detailed data on the driving environment, driver behavior, warning system activity and vehicle kinematics. Data on driver acceptance are collected through post-drive surveys and debriefings.
The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute analyzed the data and found that the integrated crash warning system results in improvements in lane-keeping, fewer lane departures and increased turn-signal use.
Both the passenger car and commercial drivers accepted the integrated crash warning system and benefited from improved awareness of vehicles around them. No negative behavioral-adaptation effects of using the integrated system were observed in either driver group.
You may download the report at nhtsa.gov/DOT/NHTSA/NVS/Crash%20Avoidance/Technical%20Publications/2011/811482.pdf
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