Towards a Framework for Testing Drivers' Interaction with Partially Automated Driving

Arie Paul van den Beukel, Mascha C. van der Voort, Arthur O. Eger

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Partially automated driving takes away driving control from the driver in situations which allow complete automation, but leaves final responsibility for safe driving at the human operator. Accordingly, the driver's role changes to supervision, and - occasionally - intervention. For testing required solutions to support drivers' new interaction with partially automated driving systems, this study proposes an assessment framework, aimed for application early within the development process while using driving simulation. We conclude that the assessment aspects within the envisioned framework should be three-fold, i.e. assess (a) Situation Awareness, (b) Accident Avoidance, and: (c) Acceptance. Measurement techniques to test these aspects have been defined. Moreover, six traffic scenarios have been evaluated for their successfulness in creating different levels of difficulty in understanding and solving traffic situations representative for the interaction between partial automation and drivers. While defining the required assessment aspects and confirming the scenarios' relevance, this study is an important step to establish the desired framework.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE 18th International Conference on IEEE
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, USA
ISBN (Print)1467365955
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sept 2015
EventIEEE 18th International Conference on IEEE: IEEE 18th International Conference on IEEE - Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain
Duration: 15 Sept 201518 Sept 2015

Publication series



ConferenceIEEE 18th International Conference on IEEE
Other15-09-2015 - 18-09-2015


  • METIS-315726
  • IR-100698


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