Understanding the Impact of Autonomous Vehicles on Driver Behaviour and Interaction
This project aims to explore three human factor issues critical to the successful deployment of automated vehicles: factors influencing driver choice of automated vehicle control; interactions between automated and manually controlled vehicles; and driver detection, recognition, and reaction to automated vehicle system failures. Automated vehicles are predicted to be transformative, but their ultimate success and expected societal benefits will depend on drivers’ trust in them and on how people choose to use and interact with them. Insights from this research should prepare our society for more automated vehicles on the roadways.
Dr Vinayak Dixit; Professor Steven Waller; Professor Michiel Bliemer; Dr Steven Most; Professor Andry Rakotonirainy; Professor Michael Regan; Mr Benjamin Barnes; Ms Victoria Pyta; Mr Carl Liersch
ARRB Group LTD, Transport for NSW, Robert Bosch (Australia) Proprietary Limited, Road Safety Commission, GoGet Carshare, Suncorp Group Limited, VicRoads Design, Transport Accident Commission, Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, University of NSW, Sydney University
Timeframe and Funding
$458,000 from 2016-2018