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ARRB joins The Conversation

by Australian Road Research Board on September 26, 2018

Do semi-autonomous vehicles lessen the road safety issue of driver distraction?

Research by ARRB's Mitchell Cunningham and former ARRB Chief Scientist, Dr Mike Regan, suggests otherwise.

In their view, until vehicles become automated to the point there's no longer a requirement for drivers to pay attention to the driving environment, driver inattention is likely to remain a road safety issue.

That's in large part because humans are poor at remaining vigilant over time.

The full article appears on The Conversation website, and you can read it here.

Mitch Cunningham headshot 2 circle    Mitchell Cunningham
    Senior Behavioural Scientist, ARRB
    PhD Candidate + Casual Academic (USyd) University of Sydney
Mike Regan circle-1

   Dr Mike Regan
   Former Chief Scientist, Safe Systems and Human Factors, ARRB

   Professor of Human Factors, Research Centre for Integrated
   Transport Innovation, UNSW



Topics: ARRB News, Road Safety, Driverless, Connected and Automated Vehicles, Autonomous