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Cars and distraction: How to address the limits of driver monitoring systems and improve safety benefits using evidence from german young drivers

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dc.contributor.author Jannusch, Tim
dc.contributor.author Shannon, Darren
dc.contributor.author Voller, Michaele
dc.contributor.author Murphy, Finbarr
dc.contributor.author Mullins, Martin
dc.date.accessioned 2021-07-14T07:50:35Z
dc.date.available 2021-07-14T07:50:35Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/10345
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract We are facing an increase in the emergence of distracting activities while driving. This is especially the case for young people who, more than other age groups, employ their cars as a place of personal fulfilment. This study proposes an interdisciplinary safe-by-design (SbD) heuristic to address this emerging risk. It harnesses a German version of the Behaviour of Young Novice Driver Scale (BYNDS) to gather representative information about young people’s distracting activities. This information is then used to address to limitations of Driver Monitoring Systems (DMS) and posit safety measures in the context of young driver distraction. Our novel approach reveals three recommendations that should guide the employment of DMS in future generations of cars. We argue that the sole use of DMS Type 1 (i.e. vehicle motion data) is not sufficient to cope with the complex range of distracting activities that occur inside the car. We suggest designers and technologists employ DMS Type 2 (i.e. cameras and acoustic sensors) as this makes it possible to capture rich information about humans, objects and their interaction. In light of concerns about data privacy, policymakers must act to regulate the ethical use of data from the inside of the car and to find the necessary trade-off between data privacy and the unnecessary attrition of young human lives. This research provides a reasonable foundation for this discussion. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Technology in Society;66, 101628
dc.subject Young drivers en_US
dc.subject Adolescents en_US
dc.subject Safe-by-Design en_US
dc.title Cars and distraction: How to address the limits of driver monitoring systems and improve safety benefits using evidence from german young drivers en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.techsoc.2021.101628
dc.contributor.sponsor Horizon 2020 ERC en_US
dc.relation.projectid 690772 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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