There is a lack of understanding regarding human behaviour and methods to evaluate HMI in partially and highly automated vehicles. HMI design principles that address the particular needs of vehicles capable of at least partially automated driving have yet to be developed. The projects goal is to generate the design principles, test methods and prototypes necessary to concretely understand what constitutes good HMI design for automated vehicles. There are three particular reasons for working with HMI for automation in relation to safety: Optimize hand over of control; Minimize negative effects of automation induced behaviour; Increased usage by improved user experience. In the project, principles and prototypes for controlling the interaction between driver and vehicle will be developed in short iteration cycles and tested, primarily in real cars, and either on test tracks or in regular traffic, depending on which location is most appropriate.
HATric (HMI for autonomous vehicles in Traffic)