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SAE - Performance Metrics for Assessing Driver Distraction - The Quest for Improved Road Safety

Organization: SAE
Publication Date: 6 December 2010
Page Count: 266
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INTRODUCTION

SAE International is pleased to present "Performance Metrics for Assessing Driver Distraction: The Quest for Improved Road Safety", edited by Dr. Gary L. Rupp, who retired in 2007 from Ford Motor Company where he developed multiple ergonomics models and CAD tools.

Dr. Rupp has led many SAE and ISO committees, and authored various vehicle ergonomics standards. He chaired the ISO Road Vehicle Ergonomics Subcommittee (TC22/SC13) for 10 years, and still chairs the SC13 USA Technical Advisory Group.

"Performance Metrics for Assessing Driver Distraction: The Quest for Improved Road Safety" is a unique book in the field of measuring and assessing the impact of secondary tasks imposed on drivers, while driving.

Transportation professionals, designers of driver-vehicle interfaces, ergonomics researchers, and students will find it invaluable. Its content is meant to support the development of better metrics relating to cognitive load, driver distraction, and the development of less obtrusive in-vehicle information and communication systems (IVIS), including aftermarket nomadic devices.

Government and industry have considered road safety and driver distraction a top priority, which will only become more important in the future. The continuing introduction of new infotainment devices into vehicles, and into roadway infrastructure, requires a thorough evaluation of their impact on the driver, in order to improve or at least not degrade road safety.

The book was developed from the technical presentations that took place at the 4th International Driver Metrics Workshop, which in 2008 convened international experts in the field of driver performance and human-machine interaction.

"Performance Metrics for Assessing Driver Distraction: The Quest for Improved Road Safety" is sure to become a must-read and classic reference in a nascent and vital area of expertise.

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