VI-DAS has been selected to host a Special Interest Session at the at the 13th ITS European Congress from 3-6 June in Eindhoven, Netherlands: www.2019.itsineurope.com. The topic of the SIS will be “DRIVER IN THE LOOP: HAND OVER AND HAND BACK ON L3” and will take place on Tuesday 4th June 2019, at 10:30 in the Neptune room (SIS16).
This session will explain why vehicle automation has the potential to decrease road accidents, which are nowadays mainly caused by human error. Even if full automation is not feasible today, thanks to technologies such as ADAS systems, the role of the driver can be significantly reduced. These systems are often limited to the monitoring the exterior of the vehicle, often forgetting the driver, which is a key element. In fact, to enable semi-automation, both the external context and the driver’s behaviour/state must be thoroughly analysed. R&D applied to sensors, data fusion, machine learning and user feedback to better understand complete driving context, is needed to take the next step towards truly semi-autonomous vehicles. The interaction with automated vehicles will be two folded: (a) interaction is necessary between the driver/passengers and the automated vehicle and (b) interaction is needed between the vehicle and other road users. The human-machine interaction (HMI) protocols between driver and vehicle will revolve around general status information but also information for transfer of control situations including the level of support after the transfer of control to a lower level. These protocols will have an impact on the driver task and therefore on the requirements of the driving licence. Moreover, these interaction protocols need to be standardised at a certain level so that drivers driving different vehicles will not miss relevant information or interactions.
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