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Abstract

To reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by road accidents, it is necessary to investigate the human factor, deriving from the interaction of humans and machines in an automotive environment. This report considers the impact of safety devices dedicated to supporting the driver and, in particular, the design of new on-vehicle safety devices. Applying the principles of human-machine interaction to design processes involves an examination of human perceptual and reasoning activities, generally called Cognitive Ergonomics (CE). The report depicts the impact of CE on the overall process of design of safety devices and measures, describes the most relevant issues, and defines the existing techniques and methods that can be applied by practitioners.

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Authors: CACCIABUE P C, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen, Ispra (IT);DONATO E, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen, Ispra (IT);ROSSANO S, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20378 EN (2002), pp.70. Free of charge.
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9843 or +39 033278 9864 Fax: +39 033278 9623 E-mail: jrc-publications-office@ec.europa.eu
Record Number: 200215003 / Last updated on: 2002-07-23
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en