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Driving Automation
A Human Factors Perspective

  • Available for pre-order on February 17, 2023. Item will ship after March 10, 2023
ISBN 9780367754457
March 10, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
312 Pages 39 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The technology behind self-driving cars is being heavily promulgated as the solution to a variety of transport problems including safety, congestion, and impact on the environment. This reference text examines a key role for human factors to play in driving forward future vehicle automation in a way that realizes the benefits while avoiding the pitfalls.

Driving Automation: A Human Factors Perspective addresses a range of issues related to vehicle automation beyond the "how" or "can we" to "what will be the implications". It covers important topics including mental workload and malleable resources theory, effects of adaptive cruise control on mental workload, in-vehicle interface design, driver modeling and monitoring, eco-driving, responses to automation failure, and brake reaction time with automation.

The text will be useful for graduate students and professionals in diverse areas such as ergonomics, automobile engineering, human factors, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, and health, and safety.

Table of Contents

Stage 1: Setting out. 1. Context.  2. Promises, promises….  3. Pay attention. Stage 2: Taking the load off. 4. How low is too low?  5. When is ACC not ACC?  6. What’s skill got to do with it?  7. I thought you were driving! Stage 3: Human-centred automation.  8. What can automation do for us?  9. How do we get along?  Stage 4: Letting George do it. 10. An autopian future?

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Mark S. Young is a visiting professor, Loughborough Design School, Loughborough University, UK. He has a BSc in Psychology and a Ph.D. in Human Factors and is a Chartered Fellow of the UK Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF). His research interests focus on the human factors of transport systems and much of his research has been based on simulators, investigating issues such as driver workload, distraction, and the effects of automation and novel technologies. Neville A. Stanton is a chartered psychologist, chartered ergonomist, and chartered engineer. He holds the chair in human factors engineering in the faculty of engineering and the environment at the University of Southampton, UK. He has degrees in Occupational Psychology, Applied Psychology, and Human Factors Engineering and has worked at the Universities of Aston, Brunel, Cornell, and MIT. His research interests include modeling, predicting, analyzing, and evaluating human performance in systems as well as designing the interfaces and interaction between humans and technology.