Driving Simulator Study Germany: Questionnaire Data User Evaluation HMI

The dataset provided resulted from a driving simulator study conducted by Chemnitz University of Technology (TUC) within work package 3 of the MEDIATOR project. The study focused on the user evaluation of the Mediator system and its functionalities, including the innovative Human Machine interface (HMI). The user evaluation centred on acceptance, trust, usability, comfort and the experience of Transitions of Control (TOCs). The core idea of the Mediator system is to mediate between the human driver and the automated system. Thereby, the Mediator system aims at establishing both as a team that is aware of each other’s strengths, limitations as well as current states in order to achieve safe TOCs, which are actively proposed by the HMI. The main focus of the driving simulator study was on comfort TOCs from manual to automated driving, simulated automation degradation and related TOCs by the human driver, comfort critical situations (i.e., close approach to the rear-end of a traffic jam) as well as the influence of driver characteristics. The provided dataset contains the questionnaire data of 74 German-speaking participants.

This document contains information about the study methodology and coding of the variables.
For a detailed description, please consult Mediator deliverable D3.3 ‘Results of the MEDIATOR driving simulator evaluation studies’ (Part II – Driving simulator study Germany). Please note that selected passages of this deliverable were adopted (partly in a slightly modified manner) in this document.

Authors (all TU Chemnitz, Cognitive and Engineering Psychology):
Hollander, Cornelia
Rauh, Nadine
Springer-Teumer, Sabine
Beggiato, Matthias

If you use the dataset, please cite it as »
MEDIATOR (2023). MEDIATOR Driving Simulator Study Germany: Questionnaire Data User Evaluation HMI. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7638299

For further information, please contact: cornelia.hollander@psychologie.tu-chemnitz.de