Distracted Driving: Scientific Basis for Risk Assessments of Driver’s Workplaces

  • Benno GrossEmail author
  • Sylwia Birska
  • Michael Bretschneider-Hagemes
  • Endri Kerluku
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9752)


At professional driver’s workplaces, mobile devices are used as telematics applications for information exchange between dispatchers and drivers. In addition to the wide-ranging benefits, it nevertheless emerges potential for new risks, such as distracting drivers. The present study is based on conditions encountered in an existing company in the passenger transport sector and is part of a consultation of the Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Germany to support the implementation of a risk assessment regarding the applied telematics software. In order to analyze the impact on driving performance and visual processing of the used telematics application, the study employed two driving simulation sessions (LCT, rFactor 1) and one eye-tracking session. Results indicated that the examined application may be considered tolerable in terms of the AAM criteria for In-Vehicle Information and Communication Systems.


Distraction Risk assessment Professional drivers In-vehicle information systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Benno Gross
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sylwia Birska
    • 1
  • Michael Bretschneider-Hagemes
    • 1
  • Endri Kerluku
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Occupational Safety and HealthSankt AugustinGermany

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