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A majority (76 percent) of drivers with Adaptive Cruise Control said that if they purchased their same vehicle again, they would get the same technology again.

Results from Automobile Club of Southern California survey of in-vehicle system owners.


September 2008
California,United States


Summary Information

The report describes the results of surveys sent by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety in cooperation with the Automobile Club of Southern California (ACSC). The surveys were designed to assess drivers' experiences with backing aids (proximity sensing systems, rear-view video cameras, adaptive cruise control (ACC), advanced HID (high-intensity discharge) and built-in vehicle navigation systems. The report does not address portable navigation units that are sold as after-market devices.

METHODOLOGY

The AAA Safety Foundation conducted a survey with 1659 respondents, including 370 who had Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). A majority of those who currently have ACC said if they purchased the same vehicle again, they would want to get the technology again. Nearly half of the respondents agreed that using ACC relieves them of stress while driving.

RESULTS
  • 76 percent of drivers with Adaptive Cruise Control said that if they purchased their same vehicle again, they would get the same technology again.
  • Approximately 30 percent of respondents reported a need for improvements in the systems. The most frequently suggested areas for improvement were related to the occurrence of unsafe or uncomfortable reductions or increases in speed, and the area of coverage or sensitivity of the system.

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Source

Use of Advanced In-Vehicle Technology by Younger and Older Early Adopters

Published By: AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

Source Date: September 2008

URL: http://www.aaafoundation.org/pdf/In-VehicleTechnologyReport.pdf

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Typical Deployment Locations

Metropolitan Areas, Statewide

Keywords

intelligent cruise control, ICC, ACC, Intelligent Speed Adaptation, ISA

Benefit ID: 2011-00719