The widespread deployment of in-vehicle driver information systems and the emergence of advanced driver assistance systems are profoundly transforming road transport.
By means of these Intelligent Transport Systems, a range of services is offered to the driver with the objective of facilitating the driving task and improving travel safety. Nevertheless, these developments raise numerous questions about acceptance and possible effects and their impact on drivers’ behaviour
and attitudes. All this encourages a Human Centred approach, in which ITS are designed according to driver needs and are not driven by technological capabilities.
This is the reason why the HUMANIST Virtual Centre of Excellence is organising a conference on this topic.
During the conference, the following scientific topics related to Human Centred Design for Intelligent Transport Systems will be addressed:
- Effects of ITS on driver behaviour and interaction with the systems
- Tools and methodologies for safety and usability assessment
- Modelling of drivers’ behaviour for ITS design
- Diversity and specificity of road user groups
- Drivers’ needs and acceptance of assistance functions
- Green ITS to meet new driver needs
- Field Operational Tests and Naturalistic Driving Studies
- ITS and traffic management
- Human-Centered System Integration and Product Maturity
- Generic User Interfaces for Assistance Systems
More information is available at: http://conference2012.humanist-vce.eu