European NCAP Program Developments to Address Driver Distraction, Drowsiness and Sudden Sickness
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2021

Driver distraction and drowsiness remain significant contributors to death and serious injury on our roads and are long standing issues in road safety strategies around the world. With developments in automotive technology, including driver monitoring, there are now more options available for automotive manufactures to mitigate risks associated with driver state. Such developments in Occupant Status Monitoring (OSM) are being incorporated into the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) Safety Assist protocols. The requirements for OSM technologies are discussed along two dimensions: detection difficulty and behavioral complexity. More capable solutions will be able to provide higher levels of system availability, being the proportion of time a system could provide protection to the driver, and will be able to capture a greater proportion of complex real-word driver behavior. The testing approach could initially propose testing using both a dossier of evidence provided by the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) alongside selected use of track testing. More capable systems will not rely only on warning strategies but will also include intervention strategies when a driver is not attentive. The roadmap for future OSM protocol development could consider a range of known and emerging safety risks including driving while intoxicated by alcohol or drugs, cognitive distraction, and the driver engagement requirements for supervision and take-over performance with assisted and automated driving features.


road safety


driver monitoring

vehicle safety

consumer testing


test protocols


Rikard Fredriksson

Chalmers, Mekanik och maritima vetenskaper, Fordonssäkerhet


European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP)

Mike Lenné

Seeing Machines Limited

Monash University

Sjef van Montfort

Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek (TNO)

Colin Grover

European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP)

Thatcham Research

Frontiers in Neuroergonomics

26736195 (eISSN)

Vol. 2 786674


Tillämpad psykologi




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