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Understanding driver distraction associated with specific behavioural 1 interactions with in-vehicle and portable technologies

Cunningham, M, Regan, M, Imberger, K (Peer reviewed)

Fatigue & Distraction

ARSC conference 2016

In-vehicle distraction contributes significantly to road trauma. Consequently, there is a need to understand the level of crash risk or performance degradation associated with driver engagement with in-vehicle technologies. This study had two aims: (a) to develop a driver distraction by technology taxonomy that links different technologies, their functions and the specific actions required of the driver when interacting with them, to crash risk and performance decrements; and (b) to identify any gaps in knowledge about crash risks involved in distracting engagements with in-vehicle technologies that could be explored in the future