Partial and conditional automated driving is becoming a reality across Europe. Thereby, the human driver will retain responsibility for monitoring and supervising the automated driving functions, as well as taking back control when needed. This makes the human driver a critical enabler of safety, comfort, and economic benefits of automated driving. The HADRIAN project investigates a three-pronged approach to define safe and acceptable human driver roles for automated driving. First, in order to help drivers to understand the availability of automated driving before and during a trip, the opportunities of Collaborative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) to communicate upcoming road conditions and relevant traffic and environmental events to the vehicle are investigated. This is intended to create longer (and even guaranteeable) transition times from highly automated driving back to manual driving while at the same time facilitating more expectable and desirable Non-Driving Related Activities (NDRAs) for the vehicle occupants. Secondly, adaptive interactions “scaffold” the driver during safety critical monitoring and transition events and provide information only when it is needed. And thirdly, the driver is helped to get to know the automated driving system via interactive tutoring during and before the drive. The combination of these interventions is evaluated for their potential to improve safety as well as acceptability and also facilitate mobility of stakeholders with individual restrictions such as elderly drivers.
- HADRIAN Newsletter 1
- HADRIAN overview presentation
- CORDIS - Holistic Approach for Driver Role Integration and Automation Allocation for European Mobility Needs