Understanding the impact of autonomous vehicles on behaviour and interactions

Automated vehicles (AVs) 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 AVs, especially at moments requiring manual resumption of vehicle control. The ultimate success of AVs will depend on drivers’ trust in them, and on how people choose to use and interact with them. This novel human factors research program explored three issues critical to the successful deployment of AVs:

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

Funding / Grants

  • ARC Linkage Grant (2016 - 2018)

Other Team Members

This project was not CARRS-Q led.