Digital Support Systems for Cyclists: Early Hazard Notifications and their Implementation Challenges

Tamara von Sawitzky, Thomas Grauschopf, Andreas RienerConference room

  1. Hazard notifications informing bicyclists about potential hazards could be a measure to improve cyclist safety.
  2. Such notifications should indicate the hazard type, its relative direction and the elapsed time (approach to hazard).
  3. Participants rated cycling with hazard notifications significantly higher in terms of perceived safety than unassisted rides.
  4. One major challenges to overcome is over-reliance on the notifications, which could lead to inattention to other hazards.
  5. Notifications only indicate that a hazard may occur, not that it will, and could be misinterpreted as "false positives".

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