Breakout 2-1: Judging a Car by its Cover: Human Factors Implications for Automated Vehicle External

Breakout 2.1: Judging a Car by its Cover: Human Factors Implications for Automated Vehicle External Communication

This break-out session is sponsored by the TRB Subcommittee on Human Factors in Road Vehicle Automation.

Tuesday, July 11, 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Yosemite A

Organizers:

  • Andy Schaudt, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
  • John Shutko, Ford Motor Company
  • Sheldon Russell, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

Description

Currently road users communicate with one another in numerous ways. They communicate through eye contact, hand gestures, turn signals, horns, and even the control of their movement to show intent (e.g. easing vehicle forward). Uncertainty exists as to whether highly automated vehicles (HAVs) will be able to perceive and communicate intent in the same ways that a human can. Therefore, we should design HAVs to signal their intent in ways other roadway users can reliably understand. This session will bring together professionals to discuss “How” HAVs should communicate with all roadway users, “What” information is needed to communicate, and to what degree standardization of HAV external communication could be valuable. The session will provide presentations from experts currently researching this area. In addition, there will be breakout exercises to further explore use cases of HAVs and their interactions with other vehicles and vulnerable road users and how the application of human factors design principles could lead to potential solutions to these challenges.

Moderator – Andy Schaudt, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

Presentation: Effects of Non-verbal Communication Cues on Decisions and Driver Confidence

  • Satoshi Kitazaki, AIST

Presentation: Update on ISO Activities for HAV External Communication

  • John Shutko, Ford Motor Company

Presentation: Needs of Pedestrians Interacting with Automated Vehicles

  • Ruth Madigan, University of Leeds

Exercise: How and When Should a HAV Communicate with Road Users While it is in Motion?

  • Breakout Groups of 4-6 people

Exercise: How and When Should a HAV Communicate with Road Users While it is Stopped?

  • Breakout Groups of 4-6 people

Exercise: How and When Should a HAV Communicate with Road Users While it is in Transition?

  • Breakout Groups of 4-6 people

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