The euroFOT project is a large-scale Field Operational Test (FOT) undertaken in Europe in order to evaluate different Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) with regard to user related aspects, traffic safety, efficiency and environment. Test vehicles instrumented with data acquisition systems and equipped with different ADAS have been provided by different manufacturers to drivers for everyday driving. The FOT is organised by four operational test centres (vehicle management centres) across Europe: Sweden, France, Italy, and Germany. The goal of the evaluation task is to assess the societal and individual impacts of the ADAS that are tested in the euroFOT project.
The experimental design included a three month baseline and a nine month treatment phase to gather information on user expectations and satisfaction with the following functions during normal driving conditions.
- Navigation systems were used approximately 40 percent of the time.
- Usage was higher on unfamiliar and long trips.
- Built-in navigation systems received more positive ratings than mobile devices.Handling of navigation systems occurred more often in low demanding situations.