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dc.contributor.authorStanton, NA-
dc.contributor.authorYoung, MS-
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dc.date.accessioned2008-02-21T14:10:19Z-
dc.date.available2008-02-21T14:10:19Z-
dc.date.issued2005-
dc.identifier.citationErgonomics 48: 1294 – 1313en
dc.identifier.urihttp://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/1683-
dc.description.abstractThis paper reports on the evaluation of adaptive cruise control (ACC) from a psychological perspective. It was anticipated that ACC would have an effect upon the psychology of driving, i.e. make the driver feel like they have less control, reduce the level of trust in the vehicle, make drivers less situationally aware, but workload might be reduced and driving might be less stressful. Drivers were asked to drive in a driving simulator under manual and ACC conditions. Analysis of variance techniques were used to determine the effects of workload (i.e. amount of traffic) and feedback (i.e. degree of information from the ACC system) on the psychological variables measured (i.e. locus of control, trust, workload, stress, mental models and situation awareness). The results showed that: locus of control and trust were unaffected by ACC, whereas situation awareness, workload and stress were reduced by ACC. Ways of improving situation awareness could include cues to help the driver predict vehicle trajectory and identify conflicts.en
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dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.subjectAutomationen
dc.subjectDrivingen
dc.subjectWorkloaden
dc.subjectStressen
dc.subjectTrusten
dc.subjectSituation Awarenessen
dc.titleDriver behaviour with adaptive cruise controlen
dc.typeResearch Paperen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00140130500252990-
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