Many vehicles today have partially automated features, which can increase vehicle safety and provide conveniences for drivers.
These systems are often seen as the “middle ground” for automation in vehicles, but how do drivers feel about the technology as it becomes more common and increases in capability? Also, what are driver attitudes about automation in terms of driver control versus vehicle system control?
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently conducted a survey of consumer attitudes regarding partial automation features in vehicles. The survey focused on lane centering, automated lane changing and driver monitoring features specifically.
Check out our newest PAVEcast episode where Dr. Alexandra Mueller from IIHS discusses the results of the survey and what driver attitudes teach us about the public’s readiness for greater levels of automation in vehicles. We’ll also learn what factors most influence people’s beliefs about automation in vehicles and what can cause people to change their minds.