Managing the telematics use during drive: What does driver wants? A cross countries study
Paper in proceedings, 2011
It is a well-known knowledge that telematics use during drive can cause driver distraction and hence cause the accidents. Researchers and automotive manufactures developed a concept called "workload manager". It is intended to alert or control the use of telematics equipment during drive. But there is no general agreement and acceptance of how to do the control. The present study was focused on "what the driver wants" when regarding the tread-off balance between telematic use and drive safety, and specially focused on culture differences. It based on interview studies of the drivers from China and Sweden. The result showed very big culture differences. Further research work is needed in this area.