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Research Report 685 Consumer awareness, understanding, and use of advanced driver-assistance systems currently available in vehicles on New Zealand roads

Published: | Category: Healthy and safe people , Research programme , Research & reports

This research was commissioned to clarify New Zealand drivers understanding and perceptions of Level 0 to 2 Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and of the correct and safe use of Level 0 to 2 ADAS functions.  Seven ADAS technologies were specifically examined in this research: Automatic emergency braking (AEB); Forward collision warning (FCW); Adaptive cruise control (ACC); Lane departure warning (LDW); Lane keep assist (LKA); Blind spot monitoring (BSM); and Electronic stability control (ESC).

The research showed that while a reasonable number of New Zealanders have some level of awareness about ADAS technologies, many only have limited experience, and many do not have any experience. Further, that while New Zealanders have some general understanding of automated vehicles, their understanding and use of ADAS specific technologies, varies by technology type, as well as by gender and age. The research suggests that education and awareness of ADAS technologies should be increased and that this should include addressing that it is always the human who is responsible for vehicle operations when using these technologies.

Keywords: ADAS, advanced driver-assistance systems, automated vehicles, partially automated vehicles

Publication details

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  • Published: December 2021
  • Reference: 685
  • ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-99-004443-4