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When does the driver feel ready to drive again after automated driving? – A qualitative approach

Lara Scatturin ORCID logo, Rainer Erbach and Martin Baumann

Abstract

In automated driving, getting ready to drive after a take-over is one of the most crucial topics. Whereas previous research mainly focuses on behavioral data, little is known about the driver’s experience. In this simulator study, the participants are asked retrospectively when they felt ready to drive again after the take-over. The results suggest that driver availability is a subjectively and situationally influenced concept determined by motoric, temporal, visual, or cognitive factors. Identifying the relevant factors contributes to the development of tailored support during the transition.

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Funding source: Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie

Award Identifier / Grant number: 19A16006A

Funding statement: This work was funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (ID: 19A16006A).

Acknowledgment

The authors thank Ramona Schmid and Harald Schröder for their help with programming the experiment and analyzing the data.

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Received: 2020-07-08
Revised: 2020-11-11
Accepted: 2021-01-12
Published Online: 2021-01-22
Published in Print: 2021-06-25

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