Connected vehicle warning systems should provide drivers with actionable information that supplements in-vehicle alerts.

An analysis of truck driver behavior, as part of Wyoming’s Connected Vehicle Pilot Program, finds that connected vehicle warnings alone are ineffective

Statewide; Wyoming; United States

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CV warnings are effective, but designers should be sure to give drivers actionable information along with a warning. Simply alerting drivers to upcoming bad weather conditions "did not prompt significant reductions in speed." However, when the system presented drivers with a warning and actionable information (e.g. a suggested speed reduction) drivers noticeably reduced their speed.

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Assessment of the Effectiveness of Connected Vehicle Weather and Work Zone Warnings in Improving Truck Driver Safety

Author: Raddaoui, Omar; Mohamed M. Ahmed; and Sherif M. Gaweesh

Published By: IATSS Research

University of Wyoming Department of Civil & Architectural Engineering

Source Date: 01/30/2020

Other Reference Number: IATSSR-00239

URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.iatssr.2020.01.001

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Lesson ID: 2020-00942