Longer-term effects of ADAS use on driving performance of healthy older drivers and drivers diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease

Mandy Dotzauer

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Older drivers make up a group of drivers with unique characteristics. Older drivers have a tremendous amount of driving experience; at the same time, age-related visual, motor and cognitive declines might affect driving safety. Currently marketed Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), which in general are intended to support drivers, do not necessarily fit the needs of older drivers with and without impairments. Based on their specific crash profile and unique characteristics, older drivers might be helped by the provision of relevant traffic information in advance reducing the time pressure and divided attention requirements. In this thesis, an ADAS, providing information about traffic and speed limit signs, speeding, and following distance, has been proposed and tested in a longer-term driving simulator study with a group of healthy older drivers, drivers diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD), and young inexperienced drivers. Changes in driving performance and in subjective ratings in response to ADAS use are investigated with respect to effects of short-term and longer-term practice, but also with respect to ADAS removal after completing several consecutive sessions with ADAS.
Translated title of the contributionLangere termijn effecten van bestuurdersondersteuningssystemen op het rijprestatie van gezonde oudere bestuurders en bestuurders gediagnosticeerd met de ziekte van Parkinson
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Groningen
  • Brouwer, Wiebo, Supervisor
  • de Waard, Dick, Co-supervisor
  • Caljouw, Simone, Co-supervisor
Award date21-Jan-2015
Place of Publication[S.l.]
Print ISBNs978-90-367-7533-5
Electronic ISBNs978-90-367-7532-8
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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