Project Title

How Human Drivers React When Self-Driving Cars Malfunction

Academic department under which the project should be listed

RCHSS - Psychological Science

Faculty Sponsor Name

Kyung Jung

Additional Faculty

Jack Labriola, Technical Communication, jlabrio1@kennesaw.edu

Abstract (300 words maximum)

Would drivers steer to the left or right when their automated vehicles are about to crash into a stationary obstacle? To answer this question, in this driving-simulator study, we instructed participants to monitor the driving of an automated vehicle and control the vehicle manually if necessary. Throughout each driving scenario, the automated vehicle could handle various road patterns. However, at the end of each scenario, the vehicle went straight at a T-shape intersection, requiring the participants to control the vehicle manually to avoid the crash. To prevent the participants from expecting a crash at a specific T-shape intersection of each driving scenario, we varied the location of the T-shape intersection where the vehicle crashed across scenarios. We are currently collecting the data.

Disciplines

Cognitive Psychology | Psychology

Project Type

Oral Presentation (15-min time slots)

How will this be presented?

Yes, synchronously via Teams

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How Human Drivers React When Self-Driving Cars Malfunction

Would drivers steer to the left or right when their automated vehicles are about to crash into a stationary obstacle? To answer this question, in this driving-simulator study, we instructed participants to monitor the driving of an automated vehicle and control the vehicle manually if necessary. Throughout each driving scenario, the automated vehicle could handle various road patterns. However, at the end of each scenario, the vehicle went straight at a T-shape intersection, requiring the participants to control the vehicle manually to avoid the crash. To prevent the participants from expecting a crash at a specific T-shape intersection of each driving scenario, we varied the location of the T-shape intersection where the vehicle crashed across scenarios. We are currently collecting the data.

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