Understanding the impact of autonomous vehicles on behaviour and interactions

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.

Funding / Grants

  • ARC Linkage Grant (2016 - 2018)


Other Team Members

This project is not CARRS-Q led. Project is led by University of New South Wales and University of Sydney.


Other Partners

Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety.