A proposed psychological model of driving automation

Stanton, Neville A. and Young, Mark S. (2000) A proposed psychological model of driving automation. Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science, 1, (4), 315-331. (doi:10.1080/14639220052399131).


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This paper considers psychological variables pertinent to driver automation. It is anticipated that driving with automated systems is likely to have a major impact on the drivers and a multiplicity of factors needs to be taken into account. A systems analysis of the driver, vehicle and automation served as the basis for eliciting psychological factors. The main variables to be considered were: feed-back, locus of control, mental workload, driver stress, situational awareness and mental representations. It is expected that anticipating the effects on the driver brought about by vehicle automation could lead to improved design strategies. Based on research evidence in the literature, the psychological factors were assembled into a model for further investigation.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1080/14639220052399131
ISSNs: 1463-922X (print)
1464-536X (electronic)
Keywords: automation, driving, feedback, locus of control, mental representations, mental workload, driver stress, situational awareness
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
T Technology > TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Faculty of Engineering and the Environment > Civil, Maritime and Environmental Engineering and Science > Transportation Research Group
ePrint ID: 74172
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
1 October 2000Published
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:07
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/74172

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