The effects of automation failure and secondary task on drivers' ability to mitigate hazards in highly or semi-automated vehicles. Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract Although the number of automated vehicles is expected to grow there is limited understanding on how drivers will cope with manual driving when automation fails. The study's goals were:(1) develop an experimental test-bed for evaluation of levels of vehicle automation, in-vehicle secondary tasks, and hazardous scenarios; and (2) conduct empirical evaluation to examine how well drivers mitigate road hazards when automation fails unexpectedly, looking at situations where drivers were either engaged with secondary …

publication date

  • April 2, 2016