In-Vehicle Information System Used in Complex and Low Traffic Situations: Impact on Driving Performance and Attitude

  • Ing-Marie Jonsson
  • Fang Chen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4555)


This paper describes a study where drivers’ responses to an in-vehicle information system were tested in high and low density traffic. There were 17 participants in a study that was run using a driving simulator. Data was gathered for a comparison of how drivers react to an in-vehicle information system in low density traffic, complex traffic, and without system. Participants were also asked for their subjective evaluation of trust of the system and how they perceived it influenced their driving performance. Results show gender differences for both driving performance and attitude.


Driving simulator traffic density in-vehicle system cognitive load trust driving performance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ing-Marie Jonsson
    • 1
  • Fang Chen
    • 2
  1. 1.Ansima Inc., Los Gatos, CA 95033USA
  2. 2.Interaction Design Group, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, SE-412 96 GöteborgSweden

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