Emerging Technologies

Visual and Cognitive Demands of Using In-Vehicle Information Systems

September 2017

This research examines the visual and cognitive demand associated with completing selected common tasks including making a phone call, sending a text message, tuning the radio, and programming navigation systems using the infotainment systems found in 30 model year 2017 vehicles.

Emerging Technologies

Telematics, Safety Defects, and Connected Vehicles

March 2016

This report investigates the possibilities of using embedded vehicle sensor technology to support identification of safety related defects to assist stakeholders with vehicle safety oversite.

Emerging Technologies

Behavioral Adaptation to Advanced Driver Assistance Systems: A Literature Review

March 2016

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.

Emerging Technologies

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

October 2015

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.

Emerging Technologies

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

October 2015

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.