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A Longitudinal Simulator Study to Explore Drivers’ Behaviour During Highly-Automated Driving

Large, David R.; Burnett, Gary; Morris, Andrew; Muthumani, Arun; Matthias, Rebecca

Authors

DAVID LARGE David.R.Large@nottingham.ac.uk
Senior Research Fellow

Gary Burnett

Andrew Morris

Arun Muthumani

Rebecca Matthias



Contributors

Neville A. Stanton
Editor

Abstract

Six experienced drivers each undertook five 30-min journeys (portrayed as ‘daily commutes’ i.e. one on each of five consecutive weekdays) in a medium-fidelity driving-simulator engineered to mimic a highly-automated vehicle. Participants were encouraged to act as they might in such a vehicle by bringing with them their own objects/devices to use. During periods of automation, participants were quickly engrossed by their chosen activities, many of which had strong visual, manual and cognitive elements, and required postural adaptation (e.g. moving/reclining the driver’s seat); the steering wheel was typically used to support objects/devices. Consistently high subjective ratings of trust suggest that drivers were unperturbed by the novelty of highly-automated driving and generally willing to allow the vehicle to assume control; ratings of situational awareness varied considerably indicating mixed opinions. Qualitative results are discussed in the context of the re-design of vehicles to enable safe and comfortable engagement with secondary activities during high-automation.

Citation

Large, D. R., Burnett, G., Morris, A., Muthumani, A., & Matthias, R. (2017). A Longitudinal Simulator Study to Explore Drivers’ Behaviour During Highly-Automated Driving. In N. A. Stanton (Ed.), Advances in Human Aspects of Transportation : Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors in Transportation, July 17−21, 2017, The Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA7 (583-594). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-60441-1_57

Conference Name International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics AHFE 2017
Start Date Jul 17, 2017
End Date Jul 21, 2017
Acceptance Date Jun 24, 2017
Online Publication Date Jun 24, 2017
Publication Date 2017
Deposit Date Nov 23, 2018
Publisher Springer Verlag
Pages 583-594
Series Title Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Series Number 597
Series ISSN 2194-5365
Book Title Advances in Human Aspects of Transportation : Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors in Transportation, July 17−21, 2017, The Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA7
Chapter Number 57
ISBN 9783319604404
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-60441-1_57
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1214103
Publisher URL https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-60441-1_57