Title: Work domain analysis and intelligent transport systems: implications for vehicle design

Authors: Paul M. Salmon, Michael Regan, Michael G. Lenne, Neville A. Stanton, Kristie Young

Addresses: Human Factors Integration Defence Technology Centre (DTC-HFI), BIT Lab, School of Engineering and Design, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PH, UK. ' Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC), Building 70, Monash University, Victoria, 3800, Australia. ' Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC), Building 70, Monash University, Victoria, 3800, Australia. ' Human Factors Integration Defence Technology Centre (DTC-HFI), BIT Lab, School of Engineering and Design, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PH, UK. ' Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC), Building 70, Monash University, Victoria, 3800, Australia

Abstract: This article presents a Work Domain Analysis (WDA) of the road transport system in Victoria, Australia. A series of driver information requirements and tasks that could potentially be supported through the use of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) are then extracted from the WDA. The potential use of ITS technologies to circumvent these information gaps and provide additional support to drivers is discussed. It is concluded that driver information requirements are currently not entirely satisfied by contemporary vehicle design and also that there are a number of driving tasks that could be further supported through the provision of supplementary systems within vehicles.

Keywords: cognitive work analysis; CWA; work domain analysis; WDA; road transport; vehicle design; intelligent transport systems; ITS; human factors; Australia; driver information; driver support; vehicle systems; ecological interface design; EID; human-centred interfaces.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.2007.014914

International Journal of Vehicle Design, 2007 Vol.45 No.3, pp.426 - 448

Available online: 17 Aug 2007 *

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