Publication

Autonomous Ground Systems (AGS)
2017

EFFECTS OF AUGMENTED SITUATIONAL AWARENESS ON DRIVER TRUST IN SEMI-AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE OPERATION

by Luke Petersen; Dawn Tilbury; Lionel Robert; Xi Jessie Yang

Abstract

Although autonomy has the potential to help military drivers travel safely while performing other tasks, many drivers refuse to rely on the technology. Military drivers sometimes fail to leverage a vehicle’s autonomy because of a lack of trust. To address this issue, the current study examines whether augmenting the driver’s situational awareness will promote their trust in the autonomy. Results of this study are expected to provide new insights into promoting trust and acceptance of autonomy in military settings.