Assessing Alternative Approaches for Conveying Automated Vehicle ‘Intentions’

The project will focus on the development and evaluation of an augmented reality interface integrated into a dynamic HMI intended to increase situational awareness of the driving system and environment. Users will experience the enhanced HMI system in a transit-like, automated vehicle across realistic scenarios while gauging situational awareness, response selection, response performance, and comfort. As a secondary focus, the project will explore different emergency stop mechanisms for the automated vehicle, of which the user has full control, in the event that there is a system failure in either the vehicle’s control or sensing mechanisms.


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  • Status: Active
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Safety through Disruption University Transportation Center

    Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
    Blacksburg, VA  United States  24060
  • Project Managers:

    Harwood, Leslie

  • Performing Organizations:

    Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

    3500 Transportation Research Plaza
    Blacksburg, Virginia  United States  24061
  • Principal Investigators:

    Doerzaph, Zachary

  • Start Date: 20180410
  • Expected Completion Date: 20191009
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01658902
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Safety through Disruption University Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747115
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Feb 2 2018 6:18PM