Future Driver Assistance: Basing Safety Features on What the Driver Should Do! 2003-01-2200
A systematic approach to the design, the development and the evaluation of new generations of advanced driver assistance systems is outlined. In contrast to the predominant technology-driven developments we propose a task-oriented method as a basic procedure for future developments that is rooted to two common societal aims: safety and efficiency. These aims are the framework that defines an aspired target-strategy, which will be derived by a systematic process: the target-strategy-identification. To keep the driver-vehicle system within the limits of appropriate and safe traffic participation the target-strategy has to be implemented into the technical system to provide a database for necessary and adequate assistance. For the system's decisions about the required assistance the actual driver-strategy has to be compared with the target-strategy. The driver-strategy will be estimated from data collected by special methods of driver-monitoring based on psychological behavior models.