Integrating Multiple Alarms & Driver Situation Awareness
Author(s)Cummings, M. L.; Wang, Enlie; Ho, Angela W. L.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Humans and Automation Laboratory
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This study addresses this gap in CAS and intelligent alarm research by examining whether or not a single master alarm warning versus multiple warnings for the different collision warning systems conveys adequate information to the drivers. Intelligent driver warning systems signaling impending frontal and rear collisions, as well as unintentional lane departures were used in this experiment, and all the warnings were presented to drivers through the auditory channel only. We investigated two critical research questions in this study: 1. Do multiple intelligent alarms as opposed to a single master alarm affect drivers’ recognition, performance, and action when they experience a likely imminent collision and unintentional lane departure? 2. Is driver performance and overall situation awareness under the two different alarm alerting schemes affected by reliabilities of the warning systems?
MIT Humans and Automation Laboratory