—This paper presents a cross-regional study that examined the difference on drivers’ preference and behaviors when driving with driver advisory systems between Swedish and Chinese drivers. A drive simulator study was conducted in both countries. Two interfaces were proposed: Design 1 presents directional information; Design 2 combines directional and road user icons. The results showed Swedish drivers perceived a higher acceptance score of the systems than Chinese drivers. Swedish and Chinese drivers expressed different information needs on different regions around the car. When driving with design 2, Swedish and Chinese reduced the number of collisions by 13% and 18% respectively, compared with driving without any system. The brake-to-minimum TTC proved that Swedish and Chinese drivers utilized the systems differently. These findings indicate drivers' preferences and strategies towards advisory systems are highly culturally mediated, and adaptive design for different drivers is highly recommended.
—Cross-culture, drive advisory system, driving behavior, driver preference.
Min Juan Wang, Lian Duan, Jia Xin Wang, and Fang Chen are with the division of Interaction Design and Technology, Institute of Apply IT, Chalmers University, 412 96 Chalmers, Göteborg, Sweden (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Lin Li, Dong Sun, and Xi Chan Zhu are with Safety Research, Institute of Automobile, Tongji University,4800 Cao An Highway, Shanghai, China.
Cite: Min Juan Wang, Lian Duan, Jia Xin Wang, Lin Li, Dong Sun, and Fang Chen, "Drive Advisory System: Do Swedish and Chinese Drivers Appreciate It in the Same Way?," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 286-292, 2016.