The drive II elderly and disabled drivers information telematics (EDDIT) project: could new telematic systems really help elderly drivers?
Type de document
COMMUNICATION AVEC ACTES INTERNATIONAL (ACTI)
Résumé / Abstract
The project tested six different telematic systems applications, examined two generic issues and also developed a training programme designed to enhance the cognitive plasticity of elderly drivers. The six application tested were route guidance systems, traffic information system, emergency alert device, reversing aid system, night vision enhancement system and collision warning device. The two generic issues examined consisted in a comparison of head up display with on-dashboard display and an examination of the effects of size and complexity of symbolic guidance information. These two issues as well as the evaluation of the collision warning device were carried out in driving simulators; all the other tests were carried out in cars on public roads. This paper outlines the main results obtained and proposes some elements to draw up a cost-benefits analysis of the use of telematic systems by elderly drivers. Some further research will be also evoked.