Evaluating How Interfaces Influence the User Interaction with Fully Autonomous Vehicles

Luis Oliveira, Jacob Luton, Sumeet Iyer, Chris Burns, Alexandros Mouzakitis, Paul Jennings, Stewart Birrell

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Abstract

With increasing automation, occupants of fully autonomous vehicles are likely to be completely disengaged from the driving task. However, even with no driving involved, there are still activities that will require interfaces between the vehicle and passengers. This study evaluated different configurations of screens providing operational-related information to occupants for tracking the progress of journeys. Surveys and interviews were used to measure trust, usability, workload and experience after users were driven by an autonomous low speed pod. Results showed that participants want to monitor the state of the vehicle and see details about the ride, including a map of the route and related information. There was a preference for this information to be displayed via an onboard touchscreen device combined with an overhead letterbox display versus a smartphone-based interface. This paper provides recommendations for the design of devices with the potential to improve the user interaction with future autonomous vehicles.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
PublisherACM Association for Computing Machinery
Pages320–331
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781450359467
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Sep 2018
Event10th International ACM Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 23 Sep 201825 Sep 2018
https://www.auto-ui.org/18/

Publication series

NameAutomotiveUI '18
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery

Conference

Conference10th International ACM Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications
Abbreviated titleAutomotiveUI 2018
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityToronto
Period23/09/1825/09/18
Internet address

Keywords

  • Trust in automation
  • interfaces
  • AVs
  • usability
  • workload
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • user study
  • Level-4
  • User Experience

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