Conference Proceeding

Evaluating the Presence of In-Vehicle Devices on Driver Performance: Methodological Issues

  • Christian J Jerome (U.S. Army Research Institute)
  • Linda Ng Ganey (University of Central Florida, Orlando)
  • Patrick Commarford (University of Central Florida, Orlando)
  • Brian Oakley (University of Central Florida, Orlando)
  • Mustapha Mouloua (University of Central Florida, Orlando)
  • Peter A Hancock (University of Central Florida, Orlando)


A central concern of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) is the effect of in-vehicle devices (e.g. cell phones, navigation systems, radios) on driver performance and safety. As diverse and innovative technologies are designed and implemented for in-vehicle use, questions regarding the presence and use of these devices assume progressively greater importance. Concern for the safety of advanced driver training and require us to develop and validate reliable and effective procedures for assessing such effects. This work examines a number of candidate procedures, in particular the evaluation of cognitive workload as a strategy by which such goals might be achieved.

How to Cite:

Jerome, C. & Ganey, L. & Commarford, P. & Oakley, B. & Mouloua, M. & Hancock, P., (2001) “Evaluating the Presence of In-Vehicle Devices on Driver Performance: Methodological Issues”, Driving Assessment Conference 1(2001), 286-291. doi:

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Publisher Notes

  • Honda Outstanding Student Paper Award

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Published on
16 Aug 2001
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