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The Effect of an Educational Intervention on Affect and Trust of Autonomous Vehicles

Abstract With the growth of autonomous vehicles’ prevalence, it is important to understand the relationship between autonomous vehicles and the other drivers around them. More specifically, how does one’s knowledge about autonomous vehicles (AV) affect positive and negative affect towards driving in their presence? Furthermore, how does trust of autonomous vehicles correlate with those emotions? These questions were addressed by conducting a survey to measure participant’s positive affect, negative affect, and trust when driving in the presence of autonomous vehicles. Participants’ were issued a pretest measuring existing knowledge of autonomous vehicles, followed by measures of affect and trust. After completing this pre-test portion of the study, ... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Martin, Sterling (Author) / Cooke, Nancy (Advisor) / Chiou, Erin (Committee member) / Gray, Robert (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Psychology / Affect / Autonomous / Emotion / Survey / Trust / Vehicles
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 55 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Human Systems Engineering 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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