Print Email Facebook Twitter Impacts of a Congestion Assistant on driving behaviour and acceptance using a driving simulator Title Impacts of a Congestion Assistant on driving behaviour and acceptance using a driving simulator Author van Driel, C.J.G. Hoedemaeker, D.M. van Arem, B. TNO Defensie en Veiligheid Publication year 2007 Abstract In-vehicle systems that assist the driver with his driving task are developed and introduced to the market at increasing rate. Drivers may be supported during congested traffic conditions by a so-called Congestion Assistant consisting of a mix of informing, assisting and controlling functions. This paper describes the impacts of the Congestion Assistant on the driver in terms of driving behaviour and acceptance. Thirty-seven participants took part in a driving simulator study. The observed driving behaviour showed promising improvements in traffic safety when approaching the traffic jam. Moreover, positive effects of the system on traffic efficiency can be expected in the jam. The participants stated to appreciate the Congestion Assistant, although not all functions were equally rated. To increase the performance and acceptance of the total system, some refinements were suggested. Keywords: Congestion Assistant; Driving simulator; Integrated system; Driving behaviour; Acceptance Subject Traffic SimulationTrafficIn-vehicle information systemsAcceptanceCongestion AssistantDriving behaviourDriving simulatorIntegrated systemAccident preventionComputer simulationInformation analysisTraffic controlTransportation personnelCongestion AssistantsDriving behaviourDriving simulatorsIntegrated systemsDriver training To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:f7fee509-ff1b-4f55-8863-486e116b4301 TNO identifier 19069 Source Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 10 (2), 139-152 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.