Hosse, R. S.; Schnieder, E.; Beisel, D.:
Analysing Driver Assistant Systems with a Socio-Technical Hazard Analysing Methodology.
ESAR 2012 - EXPERT SYMPOSIUM ON ACCIDENT RESEARCH, September 2012.
Nowadays human-created systems are increasing in complexity due to the interaction of humans and technology.
Especially road traffic systems are composed of multitudinous resources (e.g. personnel, vehicles, organizations, etc.), which
make it even harder to anticipate the positive and negative effects on safety. One key in achieving a significant reduction of
fatalities is seen in driver assistant systems counterbalancing the lack of drivers’ capabilities. But the actual outcome of
implementing these sophisticated technologies especially on influencing driver’s capabilities are yet unknown. Latest
research exemplifies an increase of reaction times of drivers in case of dysfunctional driver assistant systems. This research
paper applies STAMP/STPA (STAMP = systems-theoretic accident model and processes; STPA = systems-theoretic process
analysis) to the German automobile traffic system focusing on the effects of driver assistant systems on drivers. By doing so,
the potential hazards caused by technology can be identified.