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Buzz or Beep? How Mode of Alert Influences Driver Takeover Following Automation Failure

Abstract Highly automated vehicles require drivers to remain aware enough to takeover

during critical events. Driver distraction is a key factor that prevents drivers from reacting

adequately, and thus there is need for an alert to help drivers regain situational awareness

and be able to act quickly and successfully should a critical event arise. This study

examines two aspects of alerts that could help facilitate driver takeover: mode (auditory

and tactile) and direction (towards and away). Auditory alerts appear to be somewhat

more effective than tactile alerts, though both modes produce significantly faster reaction

times than no alert. Alerts moving towards the driver also appear to be more effective

than alerts moving away from ... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Brogdon, Michael A (Author) / Gray, Robert (Advisor) / Branaghan, Russell (Committee member) / Chiou, Erin (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Psychology / Automotive engineering / Cognitive psychology / Automation / Driver Alerts / Driver Takeover / Human-Computer Interaction / Human Factors / Situation awareness
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 26 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Human Systems Engineering 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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