Driving a car in the 20th century is complex. Excessive information inside the vehicle and odd road geometry contribute to driver workload. In this chapter, we first define workload and discuss several theoretical issues that underlie workload measurement. We then review several studies that provide insight on how to evaluate driver workload. We focus on secondary-task measures of workload and summarize the state of research in two areas: workload implications of in-vehicle information systems and workload implications of highway design.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStress, workload, and fatigue
EditorsPeter A. Hancock, Paula A. Desmond
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781410600448
ISBN (Print)978-0805831788
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2000


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