Activating Drivers

My master's thesis, "Activating Drivers: Improving Takeover Performance in Automated Vehicles with Attentive Driver-Vehicle Interfaces", explored the potential of attentive driver-vehicle interfaces to improve takeover performance in conditionally automated vehicles (SAE Level 3). The experiments in this research study were conducted in a custom low-fidelity driving simulator developed in Unity, and used the activation strategy of attentive user interfaces to increase the driver's level of arousal to an optimal level before the start of the takeover process. While this study did not find significant evidence that the activation strategy enhances takeover performance, the data showed a significant increase in driver attention, demonstrating the potential of attentive driver-vehicle interfaces to improve road safety in automated vehicles.

Degree and Institution

Interaction Design Master's Degree at FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Sciences

Supervisor and Timeframe

February 2022 – February 2024

Activating Drivers

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