Western Australian drivers’ use of and attitudes toward advanced driver assistance technologies
Submission Date: 2019
Drivers’ use of and attitudes toward Advanced Driver Assist (ADA) technologies were investigated through a telephone survey involving 301 Western Australian drivers. Overall, drivers appeared to have high rates of use and favourable attitudes toward current ADA technologies. A high proportion of drivers agreed technologies such as Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Keeping Assist and Autonomous Emergency Braking reduced their chance of crashing and helped them to be a safer driver. However, there were indications drivers had less than favourable attitudes toward some elements of ADA technologies, such as Lane Keeping Assist and Lane Departure Warning producing unnecessary or distracting alerts.