Print Email Facebook Twitter Driving with a congestion assistant: Mental workload and acceptance Title Driving with a congestion assistant: Mental workload and acceptance Author Brookhuis, K.A. van Driel, C.J.G. Hof, T. van Arem, B. Hoedemaeker, M. TNO Defensie en Veiligheid Publication year 2009 Abstract New driver support systems are developed and introduced to the market at increasing speed. In conditions of traffic congestion drivers may be supported by a" Congestion Assistant", a system that combines the features of a Congestion Warning System (acoustic warning and gas pedal counterforce) and a Stop & Go system (automatic gas and brake pedal during congestion). To gain understanding of the effects of driving with a Congestion Assistant on drivers, mental workload of drivers was registered under different conditions as well as acceptance of the system. Mental workload was measured by means of physiological registrations, i.e. heart rate, a secondary task and with the aid of subjective scaling techniques. Acceptance was measured with an acceptance scale. The study was carried out in an advanced driving simulator. Driving with the Congestion Assistant while in congestion potentially leads to decreased driver mental workload, whereas just before congestion starts, i.e. developing just noticeable, the system may add to the workload of the driver. Acceptance is generally high after experiencing the system, though not in all respects. Subject TrafficAcceptanceAutomationHuman-Machine interfacingMental workloadAcceptanceBrake pedalsDriver support systemDriving simulatorGas pedalsHeart ratesHuman-Machine interfacingMental workloadWarning systemsAutomobile simulatorsAutomobilesErgonomicsTraffic congestionAutomobile driverstrafficin-vehicle information systems To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:58b059ca-720c-4756-b604-3a1828aa687a DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2008.06.010 TNO identifier 23635 Source Applied ergonomics Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.