Transfer from Highly Automated to Manual Control Performance Trust

Automated vehicles are an active area of research and development. The projected benefits of automated vehicles are many and varied, but so are the concerns over their perceived limitations and challenges. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently interested in learning more about automated driving technologies; and human factors challenges have been identified as a key component of the automated vehicle picture. A driving simulator study is proposed to study transfers of control from high levels of automation to manual control. An independent variable of automation failure is used to study the degree of trust that a driver has, and potentially loses, in the automation. A high fidelity motion base simulator, the National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS-1), is used to capture the 'feel' of riding in an automated vehicle while potentially disengaged completely from the driving and monitoring tasks.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Research done at the University of Iowa


  • English


  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Safety Research Using Simulation University Transportation Center (SaferSim)

    University of Iowa
    Iowa City, IA  United States  52242
  • Principal Investigators:

    Schwarz, Chris

    Brown, Timothy

  • Start Date: 20150701
  • Expected Completion Date: 20160630
  • Actual Completion Date: 20161102
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39198

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01556647
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Safety Research Using Simulation University Transportation Center (SaferSim)
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC53
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Mar 11 2015 1:01AM