In-Vehicle Technologies: Experience & Research

discussion areas
Experience with Technology
Cell Phones
Navigation Systems
Night Vision
Wireless Internet
Info And Entertainment
Technical Issues
Benefits And Risk
Measuring Distraction
Design Features
Safety Campaigns
Index Of Papers
Ask The Expert
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This page is devoted to discussions regarding specific in-vehicle technologies: cell phones, navigation systems, night vision systems, wireless Internet, and information and entertainment systems, among others. The purpose is to provide an avenue for drivers to share their experiences with, and impressions of these technologies so that benefits of these systems can be realized without causing unsafe driver distraction. Although specific in-vehicle devices are emphasized here, comment and discussion relevant to other non-technological or conventional sources of distraction are also welcome. Be sure to take or view results of our informal polls.

Please tell us about your experience with these technologies…


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Cell Phones
             310comment   4 ask the expert2paper   6poll   
Navigation Systems
paper   Issues in the Evaluation of Driver Distraction Associated with In-Vehicle Information and Telecommunications Systems   5/18/00 9:44:51 AM

paper   Driver Workload Assessment of Route Guidance System Destination Entry While Driving: A Test Track Study   5/30/00 5:41:52 PM

poll   For navigation systems, how important a feature is the capability to view maps while driving (when the vehicle is in motion)?   

poll   Would you purchase a system that prevents you from entering a destination address while the vehicle is in motion?   

ask the expert comment   Issues with in-vehicle and telecommunications   7/6/00 1:33:21 PM

comment   re driver distractions   7/6/00 4:53:52 PM

comment   Police accident rate using radios   7/10/00 8:58:49 PM

comment   In-Vehicle Navigation Systems and Other Yuppie Toys   7/12/00 10:37:52 AM

comment   Road Testing the Best and Worst Nav Systems   7/13/00 1:55:27 PM

comment   My sister was critically hurt by a guy staring at a GPS.   7/14/00 12:20:59 PM

comment   Navigation tools    7/14/00 1:00:41 PM

comment   should be audio-enabled ONLY while car is in motion   7/15/00 12:42:32 AM

comment   You are so right   7/15/00 12:52:27 AM

comment   What about Maps?   7/15/00 10:18:48 PM

comment   Data would not be accurate   7/17/00 1:29:06 PM

comment   "HEADS UP AND HANDS ON"   7/17/00 2:34:06 PM

comment   Mark... you are SO RIGHT, DUDE!   7/17/00 3:52:55 PM

comment   GPS nav systems - Save lives   7/18/00 4:20:25 PM

comment   use of cell phones while driving   7/18/00 6:22:20 PM

comment   Long-term solution   7/18/00 8:56:05 PM

comment   Message from the Moderator   7/19/00 8:25:38 AM

comment   GPS nave systems -Save lives (yeah right)   7/19/00 9:06:16 AM

comment   A Dangerous Distraction in Moving Vehicles   7/19/00 9:49:34 AM

comment   unnecessary toys   7/19/00 4:11:04 PM

comment   Yes, this is believable   7/19/00 10:27:56 PM

comment   Yes, this is believable   7/19/00 10:29:13 PM

comment   No substitute for a live person   7/20/00 10:11:52 AM

comment   Come again?   7/20/00 1:07:46 PM

comment   Reference   7/20/00 3:29:34 PM

comment   Have you used one?   7/21/00 12:38:34 AM

comment   The Honda Navigation System   7/24/00 10:30:50 AM

comment   Controlling usage of driver interface computers.   7/24/00 12:02:20 PM

poll   In your opinion, would a night vision system (designed to display distant objects on a head-up display low on the windshield) improve safety or pose a threat to safety by distracting drivers?   

comment   Technology and Resistance   7/25/00 7:27:36 PM

comment   Accidents do happen to police   7/26/00 5:56:31 AM

comment   Re-Police Vehicles   7/27/00 5:31:44 PM

comment   Personal experience   7/27/00 7:37:34 PM

comment   Mobile Desk for GPS   7/28/00 6:18:36 PM

comment   Navigation systems like anything else require common sense.   7/29/00 10:46:27 PM

comment   Maybe that's why that Boston Police car hit the cab I was in..   7/30/00 11:30:10 PM

comment   Non-Tech distractions: Paper maps, kids, getting lost   8/1/00 3:51:23 PM

comment   The Human Interface   8/3/00 5:25:43 AM

comment   No visual display while moving.   8/5/00 8:57:12 AM

comment   Safety benefits of navigation systems   8/8/00 12:28:17 PM

comment   HEADS UP DISPLAY, POLICE EXPERIENCE   8/10/00 9:24:50 AM

comment   Potential Expansion of the 15-Second Rule   8/11/00 9:30:46 AM

comment   map display is very useful   8/11/00 10:28:55 AM

comment   Destination input while driving   8/11/00 10:34:12 AM
Night Vision Systems
Wireless Internet (E-mail)
             29comment   2paper   
Information & Entertainment Systems