The development of new technologies of information and communication will, in the coming years, transform deeply their uses and practices in transport. The current developments in the field of road telematics and driver assistance systems offer a real opportunity to aid mobility and road safety. However, they also raise numerous questions about their effectiveness, possible positive and negative modifications of behaviour or attitudes and about their acceptability by drivers. Problems related to the design and evaluation of intelligent driver support systems (IDSSs) and social perspectives related to their introduction on a large scale may only be fully addressed from a multi-disciplinary point of view. People from different backgrounds, from both engineering and social sciences, should be involved in this development. This book provides such knowledge from both a human and social factors background. The Safety of Intelligent Driver Support Systems serves the training of professionals working within the transport area so that they can use this knowledge in their work. It will be of direct interest to transportation and traffic professionals, engineers, system designers, researchers and specialists working in automotive and related industries, departments of transport, and communication and public bodies related to transport in the automotive industry, public authorities, etc. Also students at Masters and PhD level, performing studies in the road transportation area, will find in this book a rich source of knowledge. Teachers and trainers, both in professional training and academic education, may use the book as a basis for giving a course on the topic addressed.
'Safety is the most important issue when it comes to Intelligent Driver Support Systems. These systems are either targeted at improving driver safety by preventing driver errors or have to ensure that drivers are well able to handle these systems safely. The book provides an excellent overview about the current state of the research with regard to these topics. A strong focus is set on methods to support the design and evaluation of these systems. It is a great book for researchers but especially for designers and engineers involved in developing these kinds of systems.' Mark Vollrath, TUI Braunschweig, Germany 'The book will be useful to beginners trying to find their way within the domain.’ HFES European Chapter Newletter, No1, 2012
Contents: Preface; Introduction, Yvonne Barnard; Intelligent driver support system functions in cars and their potential consequences for safety, Annie Pauzie and Angelos Amditis; Safety according to IDSS functions and to different driver types, Ralf Risser and Ioanna Spyropoulou; Design for safety: a cognitive engineering approach, Guy Boy; HUMANIST contributions for the development of guidelines and standards on HMI, Christhard Gelau, Martin Baumann and Annie Pauzié; Evaluating impact on drivers and drivers' tasks, Ioanna Spyropoulou; Tools and procedures for measuring safety-relevant criteria, Josef Krems and Tibor Petzoldt; Psycho-physiological measures of driver state, Ellen Wilschut and Dick de Waard; Public impact: non-equipped and vulnerable road users and residents, Ralf Risser; Different types of drivers' social problems, Juliane Haupt and Ralf Risser; The future of IDSS, Yvonne Barnard, Ralf Risser, Clemens Kaufmann, Josef Krems and Tibor Petzoldt; Index.