Project: Driver Behaviour with Adaptive Cruise Control

Reference: CSU 28/4/58

Last update: 04/08/2003 13:41:42


To investigate the effects of the automation upon overall driver-vehicle system performance.


Research using the Southampton Driving Simulator will focus on Adaptive Cruise Control and investigate the role of mental models will be developed using structural modelling techniques to identify loadings between factors and the moderating and mediating variables of driver interaction with automated systems.


Ford Motor Co
Research and Engineering Centre, Laindon, Basildon, Essex, SS15 6EE
01268 404732

University of Southampton
Dept of Psychology, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ
01703 592586

Jaguar Cars Ltd
Engineering Centre, Abbey Road, Coventry, CV3 4LF
01203 216101

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £78,912.00

Actual start date: 29 March 1999

Actual completion date: 31 March 2000


Driver Behavior with adaptive cruise control
Author: Mr Mike Hayward, Professor Neville Stanton, Brunel University
Publication date: 01/10/2000
Source: WS Atkins, Woodcote Grove, Ashley Rd, Epsom, Surrey
More information:

Summary of results

  1. A summary of results can be found on the DfT website at LINK IST Programme Executive Summaries

Departmental Assessment Status: Project completed prior to implementation of Departmental Publication Scheme.