Automotive standard tests for in-vehicle secondary tasks

Using advanced driver assistance and information systems (ADAS and ADIS) may distract drivers from the driving task in a safety-critical way.

To ensure safe driving, automotive manufacturers test their ADAS’ and ADIS’ potential to distract the driver before start of production. For these tests, manufacturers and authorities provide an abundance of guidelines and standardized measurement methods, e.g.

  • the European Statement of Principles (ESoP),
  • the recommendations of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM),
  • the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA),
  • and the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA).

HFC offers the conduct and analysis of such standardized tests to assess in-vehicle secondary task demand, applying, amongst others,

  • ISO 26022:2010,
  • occlusion method (ISO 16673:2007)
  • or gaze-based criteria of the NHTSA standard (TEORT, MSGD, etc.).


HFC Fahrsimulator


These tests are being carried out in our in-house simulator, which supports linking secondary task equipment. In applying standard scenarios (e.g. lane change tasks) and eye-tracking, and contributing our long-term expertise with driving studies, we can conduct and analyze these standard tests for you in very short time.