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Blog: Measuring the Mental Workload of Operators of Highly Automated Vehicles

11 April 2019

Kristen Fernández-Medina:

As in-vehicle technologies continue to develop, the driving task will change as will the skills required to operate vehicles with increasingly automated capabilities. We, as an industry, need to have the evidence in place to support this change and ensure that training (whether as part of current trials or future AV deployment) is well-designed and fit for purpose. In a recent paper, published as part of the book Human Mental Workload: Models and Applications, Kristen Fernández-Medina (TRL) explores the task requirements, with a focus on mental workload, of operators of highly automated vehicles with the aim of starting to develop evidence relating to the real-world experiences of AV operators.

If you’d like to access the full paper, please contact enquiries@trl.co.uk