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As the L3Pilot project winds down, today we kick off the follow-on project, Hi-Drive. With 41 European partners, Hi-Drive (2021-2025) is the European Commission’s flagship project on automated driving. The aim is to build an extended and continuous operational design domain (ODD) making it possible to operate vehicles for longer periods compared to the current state-of-the-art. As part…
We are pleased to announce the following new project: Public Trust in Autonomous Vehicles at the Intersection of Computer Vision Technology and Human Factors: https://phd.leeds.ac.uk/project/955-public-trust-in-autonomous-vehicles-at-the-intersection-of-computer-vision-technology-and-human-factors The application deadline for the above project is Monday 22nd March 2021. Please follow the links above for more details.
A new paper, led by PhD researcher Rafael Cirino Gonçalves, was recently published in Accident Analysis & Prevention. The paper reports on a driving simulator study, originally conducted as part of the AdaptiVe project, which investigated how drivers’ eye movements and visual information acquisition strategies changed based on the level of vehicle automation intervention and…
A new open access paper, led by PhD researcher Vishnu Radhakrishnan, was recently published in the  MDPI Information special issue on  Test and Evaluation Methods for Human-Machine Interfaces of Automated Vehicles.  The paper reports on a driving simulator study conducted as part of the Innovate UK HumanDrive project, and investigated how driver discomfort was influenced…
The HumanDrive project team presented the results and findings of this ground-breaking project to the international audience at the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) CAV Forum virtual meeting on July 14th 2020. SMMT is one of the largest trade associations in the UK which provides a platform for over 800 automotive companies to…
The interACT project has come to an end after 3 years of research, which saw the project team has design, implement and evaluate solutions for safe, cooperative and expectation-conforming interactions between the Automated Vehicle and both its onboard driver and other traffic participants. The project concluded with a two-day virtual final event on the 18th and 19th of June, which was…
A new study, led by Professor Oliver Carsten at the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, looked at the most effective and user-friendly human machine interface (HMI) options for Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA). The study was commissioned by the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) and conducted in the University of Leeds Driving Simulator. Speaking…
Dr. Tyron Louw gave a talk entitled, “Let’s not forget the WHY of driverless cars”, at SHIFT Automotive 2019, in Berlin, Germany. In his talk, Dr. Louw presented research conducted by members of the Human Factors and Safety group using the University of Leeds Driving Simulator, to make a case for considering the human element…
Professor Oliver Carsten co-authored a report for the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) with Dr. Shaun Helman of Transport Research Laboratory, on the importance of standardisation of vehicle controls and the driver interface with driver assistance systems. Established in 1981, PACTS promotes evidence-based solutions to achieve safe transport for all. The unique features…