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Document ID (ISN)110180
CIS number 09-1094
ISSN - Serial title 0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Brookhuis K.A., van Driel C.J.G., Hof T., van Arem B., Hoedemaeker M.
Title Driving with a congestion assistant: Mental workload and acceptance
Bibliographic information Nov. 2009, Vol.40, No.6, p.1019-1025. Illus. 22 ref.
Abstract In dense traffic conditions, drivers may be helped by a congestion assistant (CA), a system that includes an acoustic warning and accelerator pedal counterforce, together with automatic acceleration and braking. The objective of this study was to evaluate the mental load and the acceptance of driving with CA systems in a driving simulator. Data were obtained by means of questionnaires and continuous heart rate measurements. It is concluded that driving with the CA in dense traffic potentially leads to decreased driver mental workload. Acceptance is generally high after experiencing the system, though not in all respects. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) automation; man-machine interfaces; new technologies; drivers; mental workload
Descriptors (secondary) heart rate monitoring; subjective assessment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNetherlands
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) New technologies
Physiology, ergonomics
Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental workload