Join the joyride before it's too late!: effects of autonomous driving on perceived driving enjoyment

Autonomous driving vehicles will become a key element of mobility in the near future. Although it opens up new opportunities for the individual and increases traffic safety, there is a highly controversial debate about how much this new way of driving is accepted by the driver. In this article, relevant factors and expectations for autonomous driving are investigated. The basic theories on determinants for driving enjoyment will be opposed to different levels of automation for vehicles to predict their possible effect on driving enjoyment. An insight will be given into content analysis and online survey. Results indicate that attitudes towards autonomous driving can vary between situations. Especially situations with a high dynamic aspect such as driving a curved road are rejected, while over 90% of the participants were able to name at least one situation where they could imagine to be driven with an autonomous vehicle. This paper contains a detailed presentation of the results and is completed with the discussion of possible impacts of autonomous driving on the driver, on society, and its potential implication for the automotive industry.


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: pp 131-136
  • Monograph Title: FAST-zero'15: 3rd international symposium on future active safety technology toward zero traffic accidents: September 9-11, 2015 Gothenburg, Sweden: proceedings

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01602271
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Files: ITRD, VTI
  • Created Date: Jun 20 2016 1:27PM