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Title: The psychology of driving automation: A discussion with Professor Don Norman
Authors: Stanton, NA
Young, MS
Walker, GH
Keywords: Automotive automation
Adaptive cruise control
ACC
Mental workload
Mental under-load
Trust
Feedback
Logitudinal vehicle control
Lateral vehicle control
Driver psychology
Automobile industry
Driver attention
Attentional capacity
Driving automation
Human factors
Vehicle design
Publication Date: 2007
Publisher: Inderscience
Citation: International Journal of Vehicle Design. 45(3): 289-306
Abstract: Introducing automation into automobiles had inevitable consequences for the driver and driving. Systems that automate longitudinal and lateral vehicle control may reduce the workload of the driver. This raises questions of what the driver is able to do with this 'spare' attentional capacity. Research in our laboratory suggests that there is unlikely to be any spare capacity because the attentional resources are not 'fixed'. Rather, the resources are inextricably linked to task demand. This paper presents some of the arguments for considering the psychological aspects of the driver when designing automation into automobiles. The arguments are presented in a conversation format, based on discussions with Professor Don Norman. Extracts from relevant papers to support the arguments are presented.
URI: http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/1632
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJVD.2007.014906
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