The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Automating the driver's control tasks

Stanton, N.A., Young, M.S., Walker, G.H., Turner, H. and Randle, S. (2001) Automating the driver's control tasks International Journal of Cognitive Ergonomics, 5, (3), pp. 221-236. (doi:10.1207/S15327566IJCE0503_5).

Record type: Article

Abstract

The research reported in this article considers the effects of automating driver's control tasks. Driving can be broken down into 3 general subtasks: navigation, control, and hazard avoidance. Control can be further subdivided into lateral control (position in lane) and longitudinal control (speed and leading headway). Lateral control can be automated by an active steering (AS) system, and longitudinal control can be automated by an adaptive cruise control (ACC) system. Previous research has used driving simulators to consider the effects of driver workload and the ability to reclaim control with these systems. There are, however, some questions about the validity of driving simulators, and this research sought to validate a driving simulator. This was achieved by comparing responses on a secondary task and driving style questionnaire in both a road car and a driving simulator. When validity was established, a comparison of 4 levels of automation was undertaken: manual, ACC, AS, and ACC plus AS. The results showed no reduction in workload associated with ACC over manual driving, but reduction in workload associated with AS and further reduction in workload associated with ACC plus AS. Despite these reductions in workload, there were no adverse affects on normal driving performance. However, the presence of vehicle automation seemed to make drivers less likely to reclaim control in an emergency-braking scenario.

Full text not available from this repository.

More information

Published date: 2001

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 186437
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/186437
ISSN: 1088-6362
PURE UUID: 1750931c-c62b-4285-b154-ed9b43528eb7

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 24 May 2011 11:03
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:47

Export record

Altmetrics

Contributors

Author: N.A. Stanton
Author: M.S. Young
Author: G.H. Walker
Author: H. Turner
Author: S. Randle

University divisions

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×