HF Auto

Project manager
Jan Andersson
Period
2013-12-01 - 2017-12-31

Human Factors for Automation (HF Auto) bridges the gap between engineers and psychologists through a multidisciplinary research and training programme. We combine engineering domains such as simulator hardware, traffic flow theory, control theory, and mathematical driver modelling with psychological domains such as human action and perception, cognitive modelling, vigilance, distraction, psychophysiology, and mode/situation awareness, to optimally address the interdisciplinary domain of human factors.

Short facts

Project title: HF Auto
Project type:
Research area:
Road user behaviour
Period:
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Project publications

Objective: To investigate the influence of prior experience with Level 2 automation on additional task performance during manual and Level 2 partially automated driving. Background: Level 2 automation is now on the market, but its effects
Author(s)
Solís-Marcos, I., Ahlström, C., & Kircher, K.
Published in
Human Factors
Year of publication
2018
New in-vehicle information systems are now being commercialized. Despite the expected benefits, some concerns exist that they may overload drivers’ capacity and decrease performance. According to the multiple resource theory (Wickens, Hum Factors 50:449–455, https://doi.org/10.1518/001872008X288394 ,
Author(s)
Solís-Marcos, I., & Kircher, K.
Published in
Cognition, Technology & Work.
Year of publication
2018
Research on partially automated driving has revealed relevant problems with driving performance, particularly when drivers’ intervention is required (e.g., take-over when automation fails). Mental fatigue has commonly been proposed to explain these effects after prolonged automated
Author(s)
Solís-Marcos, I., Galvao-Carmona, A., Kircher, A.
Published in
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11.
Year of publication
2017
Introduction: Adaptive cruise control (ACC) is a system that automates the longitudinal control of the vehicle, and maintains safety margins to a lead vehicle. ACC has been shown to have positive safety effects in reducing the
Author(s)
Morando, A.
Year of publication
2017
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) has been shown to reduce the exposure to critical situations by maintaining a safe speed and headway. It has also been shown that drivers adapt their visual behavior in response to the
Author(s)
Morando A, Victor T, Dozza M
Published in
Accident Analysis and Prevention
Year of publication
2016

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