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Research Report 691 Use of in-vehicle technologies to assist with and encourage safe and efficient driving behaviour

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

This research was carried out to understand how in-vehicle technologies may be able to assist with and encourage safe and efficient driving behaviour. Furthermore, we wanted to know the extent to which different technologies are likely to deliver cost-effective improvements specifically in New Zealand, resulting in a list of ‘best fit’ technologies for the country and lastly, we wanted to know best mechanisms for increasing the use of ‘best fit’ technologies in New Zealand. The key findings suggest prioritising implementation through mandating the following technologies: lane keep assist, automated emergency braking, in new vehicles and then considering mandating blind spot monitoring and rear end collision avoidance system.

Keywords: advanced driver distraction warning, alcohol interlock system, autonomous cruise control, blind spot monitoring, driver assistance technology, driver drowsiness and attention warning, driver monitoring system, fleet management telematics, forward collision warning, intelligent speed assist/adaptation, lane departure warning, lane keep support, rear collision warning, road safety, vehicle automation, vehicle safety regulation, vehicle safety technology


Contributing authors:

  • V Pyta, TRL, Wokingham, United Kingdom
  • L Verwey, TRL, Wokingham, United Kingdom
  • S Chowdhury, TRL, Wokingham, United Kingdom
  • J Hitchings, TRL, Wokingham, United Kingdom
  • N Harpham, TRL, Wokingham, United Kingdom
  • S Helman, TRL, Wokingham, United Kingdom

Publication details

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  • Published: August 2022
  • Reference: 691
  • ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-99-004471-7 (electronic)