Driver Activity and Notification Demands
The number (particularly that of non-driving tasks) and the complexity of activities inside the car – as shown in Fig. 8.1 – has risen constantly in the last years. One possible consequence of this development is an increase in driver distraction  which needs to be avoided or compensated as much as possible in order to ensure safe and accident-free vehicle control. A second issue is that most of the vehicular systems (see righthand side of Fig. 8.1) deliver feedback on the car's status (which cannot be switched off) to the driving person and thus, lead to information overload and driver distraction.
KeywordsDriver Activity Advance Driver Assistance System Road Tunnel Auditory Display Driving Task
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