Emerging Technologies

Literature Review of Behavioral Adaptations to Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

This report examines theories and research on driver behavioral adaptation in light of advanced driver assistance systems that support driving tasks formerly managed exclusively by the driver.

March 2016 // Full Report PDF

Emerging Technologies

The Smartphone and the Driver’s Cognitive Workload: A Comparison of Apple, Google, and Microsoft’s Intelligent Personal Assistants

This research examines the impact of voice-based interactions using three different intelligent personal assistants (Apple’s Siri, Google’s Google Now for Android phones, and Microsoft’s Cortana) on the cognitive workload of the driver.

October 2015 // Full Report PDF // Fact Sheet PDF

Emerging Technologies

Measuring Cognitive Distraction in the Automobile III: A Comparison of Ten 2015 In-Vehicle Information Systems

This research represents the third phase of the Foundation’s investigation into cognitive distraction, examining the cognitive demand of completing several common tasks on the in-vehicle infotainment systems of 10 new vehicles available in the U.S.

October 2015 // Full Report PDF // Fact Sheet PDF

Emerging Technologies

Emerging Technologies

Measuring Cognitive Distraction in the Automobile II: Assessing In-Vehicle Voice-Based Interactive Technologies

Building on the Foundation's previous research with the University of Utah, this study examines the cognitive demand associated with performing common tasks using voice-based interactive technologies.

October 2014 // Full Report PDF

Emerging Technologies

Emerging Technologies

Mental Workload of Common Voice-Based Vehicle Interactions across Six Different Vehicle Systems

This study examines the cognitive demand of performing common tasks using voice-based interactive technologies while driving in selected vehicles.

October 2014 // Full Report PDF // Fact Sheet PDF

Emerging Technologies

Emerging Technologies

Use of Advanced In-Vehicle Technology by Younger and Older Early Adopters

This report investigates the experiences and opinions of early adopters of selected advanced vehicle technologies including adaptive cruise control, backing aid systems, rear-view cameras, and advanced headlights.

September 2008 // Full Report PDF // Fact Sheet PDF