Researchers and Public Views on Electronic Sideview Mirror System (ESMS) in the 21st Century Cars

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Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1212)


Each year, there are thousands of road accidents in the United States. The issue has led to additional safety adaptive features in recent cars of which many complained about the safety and the cognitive workload impacts on decision-making processes of some of the features, particularly the ESMS. The study aimed at increasing public awareness on the potential safety of ESMS support in cars. Nine websites (710 public comments) and two articles were reviewed, including. The comments were categorized into positive and negative impacts. Of the 710 comments, 73% were negative and only 27% were positive. Findings highlighted possible hazards associated with ESMS in cars such as image obscuration, high display brightness in dark driving conditions, poor visibility during raining, distraction, etc. Manufacturer improvement on the ESMS was also suggested. Findings from this study would add to the available knowledge on ESMS for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).


Redundancy Cognitive overload Clustering Trust Electronic Sideview Mirror System 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of TechnologyPurdue University NorthwestHammondUSA

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