Validation of a driving simulator for research into human factors issues of automated vehicles
Keywords: Driver Psychology, Autonomous Vehicles
ACRS, DOI:10.33492/JACRS-D-18-00279, https://doi.org/10.33492/JACRS-D-18-00279
Submission Date: May 1, 2019 Conference: ARSC
Suggested Citation: Tomasevic, N., Horberry, T., Young, K. and Fildes, B. (2019). Validation of a driving simulator for research into human factors issues of automated vehicles. Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety, 30(2), 37-44. DOI:10.33492/JACRS-D-18-00279
This study evaluated the behavioural validity of the Monash University Accident Research Centre automation driving simulator for research into the human factors issues associated with automated driving. The study involved both on-road and simulated driving. Twenty participants gave ratings of their willingness to resume control of an automated vehicle and perception of safety for a variety of situations along the drives. Each situation was individually categorised and ratings were processed. Statistical analysis of the ratings confirmed the behavioural validity of the simulator, in terms of the similarity of the on-road and simulator data.