Intelligent Transport Systems

Understanding the impact of autonomous vehicles on behaviour and interactions (2016 - in progress)

Automated vehicles are predicted to be transformative, with potential to improve productivity, reduce congestion and improve safety. But there are many unknowns associated with how drivers will interact with automated vehicles, especially at moments requiring manual resumption of vehicle control. The ultimate success of automated vehicles will depend on drivers’ trust in them and on how people choose to use and interact with them. This novel human factors research program will explore three issues critical to the successful deployment of automated vehicles:

  1. Factors influencing driver choice of automated vehicle control
  2. Interactions between automated and manually controlled vehicles, and
  3. Driver detection, recognition, and reaction to automated vehicle system failures.

This research is supported by an ARC Linkage grant with ARRB, GoGet Carshare, TfNSW, TAC, VicRoads and Bosch.

Contact: Andry Rakotonirainy Linked to another web site

This research is not CARRS-Q led and includes researchers from UNSW and the University of Sydney.


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