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Author(s): Giulio Francesco Piccinini
Anabela Simões
Carlos Rodrigues
Title: Focusing on Drivers Opinions and Road Safety Impact of Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) - Chapter 7
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: The crashes caused by the presence of a vehicle in the cars blind spot areasaccount for about 20% of the overall lane change crashes. Recently, in order toovercome the issue, car manufacturers introduced some Advanced DriverAssistance Systems (ADAS), detecting other vehicles in the blind spot areas andwarning the drivers. Those systems, generally called Blind Spot Information System(BLIS) or Lane Change Warning (LCW) are supposed to be helpful for the driversbut, up to now, little information is available on drivers opinions and the roadsafety impact of such systems. In order to fill this gap, focus groups interviews wereconducted with the aim of collecting drivers opinions about BLIS. Overall, theparticipants were satisfied about the help provided by the system during the lanechange task. Furthermore, they admitted that the lane change behaviour is notmodified by the system. However, it appeared that, in the long-term, behaviouraladaptations might occur: drivers could rely on the system and carry out the lanechange without checking the mirror, only based on the information provided by thesystem. Based on these results, further research is required on the topic.
Subject: Outras ciências da engenharia e tecnologias
Other engineering and technologies
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Outras ciências da engenharia e tecnologias
Engineering and technology::Other engineering and technologies
Source: Advances in Human Aspects of Road and Rail Transportation
Document Type: Capítulo ou Parte de Livro
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