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.
| Mitchell Cunningham
Senior Behavioural Scientist, ARRB
PhD Candidate + Casual Academic (USyd) University of Sydney
Dr Mike Regan