REPORT - Understanding the Impact of Technology
Do Advanced Driver Assistance and Semi-Automated Vehicle Systems Lead to Improper Driving Behavior? This report summarizes an analysis of data from two naturalistic driving studies using vehicles equipped with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). The outcomes shed insight regarding driver behavior while using ADAS versus driving under normal conditions and the safety implications.
Apparently they can. After the novelty of the new system wears off, drivers may over rely and over trust these automation features. Experienced users can suffer from drowsiness or inattention created by relying on ADAS and not being required to make constant driving decisions.
Two other key suggestions from the report call for standardization of interface and function across all makes and models to prevent confusion as well as comprehensive driver training to promote understanding and proper operation of ADAS.