Breakout 2: Human Factors in Road Vehicle Automation: Training and External HMI Considerations
Tuesday and Wednesday, July 11 & 12, 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
- Michael Manser, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
- Natasha Merat, University of Leeds
- Chris Schwarz, University of Iowa
The deployment and deployment of partially and fully automated vehicles are expected to improve overall safety and mobility, but the extent of this improvement can be impacted significantly by the effective interaction between drivers and the systems with which they interact. The human factors in road vehicle automation breakout sessions will address critical topics relative to the effectiveness of this interaction.
The first breakout session is entitled “Judging a car by its cover: Human factors implications for automated vehicle external communication.” This session will bring together professionals to discuss “How” partially and highly automated vehicles should communicate with all roadway users, “What” information is needed to communicate, and to what degree standardization of external communication will be necessary. The second breakout session is entitled “Automated vehicles are pretty much here: How can human factors research help prepare drivers, lawmakers, and educators, and the public?” This session will explore how education, training, and effective HMI design can play critical roles in raising driver/road-user awareness to ensure clear understanding about appropriate use of and expectations about these and future vehicle capabilities.
Session attendees will benefit from significant interaction between attendees and experts through case studies, interactive discussions, and panel discussions.