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In the future, Automated Vehicles (AVs) will be deployed in mixed traffic situations, where they will need to interact with other road users, including other vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians. Members of the Human Factors and Safety Group from ITS were one of eight partners in the EU-funded project, interACT, which aimed to address this issue….
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…
The HumanDrive project team had a stand at the Cenex-LCV 2019 at the Millbrook Proving Ground presenting the latest state of the project. Cenex-LCV is the UK’s premier low carbon vehicle event that brings together UK decision-makers, as well as industry and academic experts in a unique two-day event. Dr. Chongfeng Wei, Evangelos Paschalidis, and…
Professor Rich Romano recently gave an interview to a trade magazine describing the technical capabilities of the new HIKER lab as well as an overview of the types of research that will be performed. Read more on page 38.
Members of the Human Factors and Safety research group recently showcased our automation research as part of a Lates event linked to the special exhibition, ‘Driverless: who is in control?’, at the Science Museum in London. Science Museum Lates are adults-only, after-hours theme nights that take place in the museum on the last Wednesday of…