DOI

10.17077/drivingassessment.1723

Location

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Date

27-6-2019

Session

Session 7 – Hybrid Presentations

Abstract

A consumer-facing automation taxonomy is proposed to address emergent issues of consumer confusion related to automation types and associated role responsibility. A set of surveys were fielded to help understand the extent to which consumers were able to accurately interpret a proposed consumer-facing taxonomy relative to the 6-level SAE J3016 taxonomy. Results show a mixed benefit of the proposed set over the J3016 set. For both term types and definitions, consumers were best able to differentiate the extremes of automation types, leading to the question of whether or not it may be beneficial to provide a simplified representation to communicate functionality. A binary framing (“driving” vs. “riding”) in place of a 6-level taxonomy is proposed to ensure consumer understanding.

Rights

Copyright © 2019 the author(s)

DC Citation

Proceedings of the Tenth International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design, 24-27 June 2019, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Iowa City, IA: Public Policy Center, of Iowa, 2019: 391-397.

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Consumer Confusion with Levels of Vehicle Automation

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

A consumer-facing automation taxonomy is proposed to address emergent issues of consumer confusion related to automation types and associated role responsibility. A set of surveys were fielded to help understand the extent to which consumers were able to accurately interpret a proposed consumer-facing taxonomy relative to the 6-level SAE J3016 taxonomy. Results show a mixed benefit of the proposed set over the J3016 set. For both term types and definitions, consumers were best able to differentiate the extremes of automation types, leading to the question of whether or not it may be beneficial to provide a simplified representation to communicate functionality. A binary framing (“driving” vs. “riding”) in place of a 6-level taxonomy is proposed to ensure consumer understanding.