Adaptation Effects in an Automated Car-Following Scenario

As systems that support or automate parts of the driving task have already appeared on the market, full vehicle automation is predicted to be on British roads by 2030. While an automated highway system offers many benefits, there are some questions and concerns regarding the driver's behavior and acceptance for such a system. The main focus of this paper addresses the small headway during automated driving periods and the effects on post-automated manual driving. The paper examines a proposed automated truck convoy system in Germany that would couple two or more trucks with systems that allow automated driving. The vehicle in the lead position would be followed by other vehicles at a distance of less than 10 m. The project assessed the potential of both positive and negative effects of automated traffic for truck convoys in the whole transport system. The data of the studies show that a short task switch, the active to passive role of the driver during coupling demonstrations is sufficient to bring about adaptation behavior.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 243-255
  • Monograph Title: Traffic and Transport Psychology: Theory and Application. Proceedings of the ICTTP 2004

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  • Accession Number: 01004354
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0080443796
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 14 2005 10:59AM