User Interactions with Vehicle Automation Technologies: A Review of Previous Research and a Proposed Framework
This research brief reviews recent research and proposes a framework on user perceptions, understanding, and interactions with vehicle automation technology.
January 2023 // Research Brief
Human-Machine Interfaces and Vehicle Automation: A Review of the Literature and Recommendations for System Design, Feedback, and Alerts
The purpose of this study was to review and synthesize existing research and guidance on HMI design for driving automation systems and to propose a set of recommendations that could inform future system development and implementation.
November 2022 // Technical Report // Fact Sheet
2022 Forum on the Impact of Vehicle Technologies and Automation on Users: A Summary Report
This report summarizes presentations, discussion, and outcomes from a stakeholder forum on the impact of 21st-century automotive technologies on users.
October 2022 // Technical Report
Public Understanding and Perception of Automated Vehicles, United States, 2018 – 2020
This research brief continues examining public trust in, adoption of, and concerns about different levels of automated vehicles by looking into the dynamics of these measures over time.
April 2022 // Research Brief
An Examination of How Longer-Term Exposure and User Experiences Affect Drivers’ Mental Models of ADAS Technology
This project assesses the understanding or mental models of naïve users of adaptive cruise control (ACC) and evaluate how their mental models change with exposure to the systems over the first six months of ownership.
March 2022 // Technical Report // Fact Sheet
2021 Virtual Forum on the Impact of Vehicle Technologies and Automation on Users: A Summary Report
This report summarizes presentations, discussion, and outcomes from a virtual stakeholder forum on the impact of 21st-century automotive technologies on users.
March 2022 // Technical Report
Expectations and Understanding of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems among Drivers, Pedestrians, Bicyclists, and Public Transit Riders
The current study examines the perceptions, understanding and expectations of other road users (bicyclists, pedestrians, transit riders) regarding current advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), as well as more highly automated future technologies.
June 2021 // Technical Report // Fact Sheet
Users’ Trust in and Concerns about Automated Driving Systems
This brief examines people’s trust and potential adoption of automated vehicles (AVs). It also assesses how people’s concerns about different levels of AVs differ in relation to their degree of trust in AVs to prevent crashes.
April 2021 // Research Brief
Driver’s Mental Models of Advanced Vehicle Technologies: A Proposed Framework for Identifying and Predicting Operator Errors
This project proposes a framework for identifying and predicting operator errors when using advanced vehicle technology, such as active driving assistance systems. This research also examined the reporting of system limitations by automobile manufacturers.
February 2021 // Technical Report // Fact Sheet
Driver’s Arousal and Workload under Partial Vehicle Automation
This research examines driver workload and arousal when driving different vehicles equipped with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). In an on-road study, drivers from two age groups drove on different road types under manual or automated conditions.
September 2020 // Technical Report // Fact Sheet