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Partial automated driving : the influence of trust on drivers’ awareness of the situation

Landwehr, J. (2018) Partial automated driving : the influence of trust on drivers’ awareness of the situation.

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Abstract:Due to too much trust in the automated driving system, drivers often withdraw from monitoring the system, which causes a decrease in situation awareness. Trust seems to play a big role when it comes to a right use of an automated driving system. This study investigates the influence of trust that someone has in an automated driving system on situation awareness. Footage 1-3 was used to create high trust in the ‘reliable system’ group and footage 4-6 to create low trust in the ‘unreliable system’ group. For the main test the participants watched another footage. While watching the last footage participants were asked to monitor the system, which included pressing a button if they thought the system could not handle the situation and play a game on a tablet at the same time. Afterwards the participants saw eight pictures and were asked whether these represented situations they just had seen in the last footage. The results indicate that participants in the ‘reliable system’ group spent significantly more time playing the game compared to the ‘unreliable system’ group. There were no significant differences found in the number of times the button was clicked and number of recognized pictures between the ‘reliable system’ group and ‘unreliable system’ group.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:70 social sciences in general, 77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
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