Issues in the Evaluation of Driver Distraction Associated with In-Vehicle Information and Telecommunications Systems 5/18/00 9:44:51 AM
Driver Workload Assessment of Route Guidance System Destination Entry While Driving: A Test Track Study 5/30/00 5:41:52 PM
For navigation systems, how important a feature is the capability to view maps while driving (when the vehicle is in motion)?
Would you purchase a system that prevents you from entering a destination address while the vehicle is in motion?
Given that many in-vehicle technologies are now available and being used in Japan, what lessons can you offer to make these systems safer for drivers? 7/6/00 11:38:54 AM
Issues with in-vehicle and telecommunications 7/6/00 1:33:21 PM
re driver distractions 7/6/00 4:53:52 PM
Police accident rate using radios 7/10/00 8:58:49 PM
In-Vehicle Navigation Systems and Other Yuppie Toys 7/12/00 10:37:52 AM
Road Testing the Best and Worst Nav Systems 7/13/00 1:55:27 PM
My sister was critically hurt by a guy staring at a GPS. 7/14/00 12:20:59 PM
Navigation tools 7/14/00 1:00:41 PM
should be audio-enabled ONLY while car is in motion 7/15/00 12:42:32 AM
You are so right 7/15/00 12:52:27 AM
What about Maps? 7/15/00 10:18:48 PM
Data would not be accurate 7/17/00 1:29:06 PM
"HEADS UP AND HANDS ON" 7/17/00 2:34:06 PM
Mark... you are SO RIGHT, DUDE! 7/17/00 3:52:55 PM
GPS nav systems - Save lives 7/18/00 4:20:25 PM
use of cell phones while driving 7/18/00 6:22:20 PM
Long-term solution 7/18/00 8:56:05 PM
Message from the Moderator 7/19/00 8:25:38 AM
GPS nave systems -Save lives (yeah right) 7/19/00 9:06:16 AM
A Dangerous Distraction in Moving Vehicles 7/19/00 9:49:34 AM
unnecessary toys 7/19/00 4:11:04 PM
Yes, this is believable 7/19/00 10:27:56 PM
Yes, this is believable 7/19/00 10:29:13 PM
Automotive Industry OEM/Supplier
Refering to: GPS nave systems -Save lives (yeah right)
"I'd like for you to explain how a GPS that only displays your coordiantes"(sic)"could possibly help you drive a vehicle in a white out."
I believe the system referred to would give notice when the driver reached a turn point. When driving in "near" whiteout conditions it would be possible to see some distance ahead, but not allow you to see sufficiently far to refer to landmarks to determine if a cross road was the one you wanted to turn on. Similar to driving in fog in an unfamiliar area. A nav system that merely informed you when you reached the desired intersection would be enough to safely see the original poster through to his parents house.
I do take issue with the original posters contention that "Most GPS systems sold today [...] are moving map type designed for urban cities. They require you to watch them like a TV set." Almost all systems sold today have a startup screen display that reminds the driver to look at the road and not at the map while driving. Many display only the distance to the next turn, and that turn's direction, in the default driving mode. Not something that is interesting to watch. A map display is useful in assuring the driver that they are where the intend to be, haven't gone too far or missed a turn. Something that a quick glance can tell you, similar to the time it takes to read a billboard. Zoom in/zoom out, sliding map displays, etc. are desired by consumers and cost only a small increment to add and so manufacturers do so, afraid of losing competitive advantage. They are not useful while driving.
In response to the second poster's question How does it keep you from driving off the road, or missing a stop sign? I would like to point out that research in Intelligent Vehicles is progressing that will allow systems in the car to alert you if you are about to miss a stop sign, warn you if you are about to leave your lane, slow you down if you are going to fast for an upcoming curve, stop you if there is an obstruction ahead and point your headlights in the direction of the road as you go around a curve.
In furtherance of the main topic in this thread of the discussion - that Nav Systems can save lives - I would like to point to anecdotal evidence collected from consumer surveys that point to a lessening of last minute maneuvers, an increased feeling of safety, and an increase in driver confidence (e.g. less need to look for street names) when using a nav system in an unfamiliar area. Surely accidents are prevented when drivers don't dive for the exit ramp from the left lane because they suddenly realize that they have reached their exit.
No substitute for a live person 7/20/00 10:11:52 AM
Come again? 7/20/00 1:07:46 PM
Reference 7/20/00 3:29:34 PM
Have you used one? 7/21/00 12:38:34 AM
The Honda Navigation System 7/24/00 10:30:50 AM
Controlling usage of driver interface computers. 7/24/00 12:02:20 PM
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?
Technology and Resistance 7/25/00 7:27:36 PM
Accidents do happen to police 7/26/00 5:56:31 AM
Re-Police Vehicles 7/27/00 5:31:44 PM
Personal experience 7/27/00 7:37:34 PM
Mobile Desk for GPS 7/28/00 6:18:36 PM
Navigation systems like anything else require common sense. 7/29/00 10:46:27 PM
Maybe that's why that Boston Police car hit the cab I was in.. 7/30/00 11:30:10 PM
Non-Tech distractions: Paper maps, kids, getting lost 8/1/00 3:51:23 PM
The Human Interface 8/3/00 5:25:43 AM
No visual display while moving. 8/5/00 8:57:12 AM
Safety benefits of navigation systems 8/8/00 12:28:17 PM
HEADS UP DISPLAY, POLICE EXPERIENCE 8/10/00 9:24:50 AM
Potential Expansion of the 15-Second Rule 8/11/00 9:30:46 AM
map display is very useful 8/11/00 10:28:55 AM
Destination input while driving 8/11/00 10:34:12 AM