Novice Drivers Training in ADAS HMI The TRAINER Results
Both a multimedia training tool-MMT (software) and a modular driving simulator have been developed and appropriate curricula for their integration into the training system of 4 countries (namely Belgium, Greece, Spain and Sweden) have been issued. The tools are available in 8 languages: English, Greek, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, French and Swedish. More specifically, the tools developed within TRAINER are listed below:
• Development of a new interactive multimedia training tool. Development of a low cost and enhanced reliability stationary driving simulator.Development of a mean cost and high performance semi-dynamic driving simulator.Design and development of a normative driver behaviour database. There are approximately around 100 scenarios built, that have
been scientifically based upon identified frequent and severe problems of novice drivers. These cover all areas of driver training, such as basic control and manoeuvring, hazard identification and perception, visual cues, use of new driver assistance systems (ADAS), driver behaviour under adverse conditions, or influence of alcohol, fatigue, etc., overconfidence to systems such as ABS, etc. (TRAINER Del. 2.1,2001). This paper is focused on the MMT that consists of scenarios related to ADAS. Many attempts have been made for the development of relevant theory training tools (videotapes, software, etc.) (Groot at al., 2001). These are based on generic issues, consisting of random scenarios, not reflecting the actual trainees needs. The material covered within the MMT has been selected from experts, according to the main gaps and problems of the trainees as well as the current training material provided by each country. Furthermore, the contents of the MMT are based on the 'GADGET matrix' (Hatakka et al. 1999).' The scenarios included in the multimedia tool address both the training of novice drivers and the re-training of experienced drivers to new in-vehicle aids. They are basically grouped in two categories: Scenarios to support strategic tasks, including the use of new in-vehicle aids
(indicatively): - Economic driving. - Use of ABS and in-vehicle aids (ADAS). - Cruise control. - Visual field and perspectives of drunk drivers. - Use of safety belt.