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Project Information
Project ID:   FHWA-PROJ-08-0031
Project Name:   Human Factors for Limited-Ability Autonomous Driving Systems
Project Status:   Completed
Start Date:  September 11, 2008
End Date:  December 31, 2011
Contact Information
Last Name:  Lee
First Name:  Kunik
Telephone:  202-493-3491
E-mail:  kunik.lee@dot.gov
Office:   Office of Operations Research and Development
Team:   Trans Enabling Technologies Team [HRDO-10]
Program:   Exploratory Advanced Research
Project detail
Roadmap/Focus area(s):   Safety Planning
Project Description:   The project proposes to study the human factors aspects of limited automated driving systems. It will address the concerns of drivers becoming overly reliant upon such systems, drivers evoking such systems outside of design parameters, and drivers being aware when the systems are not operating as intended.
(1) Improve basic understanding of human factors.
(2) Engage drivers.
Background Information:   The project was submitted in response to first round (fiscal year 2007) Exploratory Advanced Research Program solicitation.
More Information URL(s):  
  1. http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/advancedresearch/pubs/10021/index.cfm
Test Methodology:   Laboratory and field tests.
Expected Benefits:   Greater understanding of the impact of human factors on the performance of automated systems and better definition of the roles of drivers using such systems in a variety of scenarios.
FHWA Topics:   Safety--Transportation Safety Planning (TSP)
TRT Terms:   Safety
Human Factors
Automated Vehicle Control
FHWA Disciplines:   Safety
Subject Areas:   Research


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