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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), pp. 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.

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Published date: 1 October 2000
Keywords: automation, driving, feedback, locus of control, mental representations, mental workload, driver stress, situational awareness
Organisations: Transportation Group


Local EPrints ID: 74172
ISSN: 1464-536X
PURE UUID: fa928589-29ea-41a9-a669-759d14d8c59c

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:47

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