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D1.2 Behavioural markers for degraded human performance

19 April 2021

The research described in this deliverable is focused on the quantification of driver fitness and the associated markers of degraded driver performance. The main outcomes of this deliverable are the functional requirements for the driver state module of the Mediator system that will be implemented in the MEDIATOR project. Within the MEDIATOR project, numeral representations of driver and …

D1.1 Mediating between human driver and automation: state-of-the-art and knowledge gaps

13 April 2021

D1.1 gives a clear introduction to the MEDIATOR concept and a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art knowledge on vehicle automation. It serves as a foundation for the project, it gives focus to our further research ( in WP1 ) and is a starting point for the development of the mediator system (WP2). Aims and scope This report aims to define what we need to know to assess the fitness of …

MEDIATOR behind the scenes: field study

01 March 2021

Driver fatigue and especially driver sleepiness are common contributing causes of crashes. Researchers at VTI are investigating how driver sleepiness and attention are affected by partially automated driving. Watch the video, in which Anna Anund (Research Director at VTI), elaborates on this study: A WP1-paper on driver sleepiness under L2 automated driving has just been published in Accident …

Effects of partially automated driving on the development of driver sleepiness

01 March 2021

Fatigued drivers show slower visual processing, loss of selective attention, poor distractor inhibition, reduced peripheral processing capacity as well as lapses and wake state instability. This leads to worsened decision making, slower reaction times, reduced attention to the forward roadway and driving performance incapability. Fatigue related crashes typically occur during night-time or in the …

Highlights MEDIATOR Scientific Advisory Board Meeting

22 December 2020

On 8th of December 2020 the second meeting with the Scientific Advisory board took place online. Five international scientific experts joined the meeting: Linda Boyle from the University of Washington (USA), Carol Flannagan from the University of Michigan (USA), John D. Lee from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA), Satoshi Kitazaki from the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science …

Japanese-German Research Collaboration on CAD: Human Factors

08 December 2020

On the 3rd of December the MEDIATOR project was presented by Dr. Matthias Beggiato (TUC) during a webinar of the Japanese-German Research Collaboration on Human Factors in Connected and Automated Driving (CADJapanGermany: HF). His presentation “Facial Expressions as Indicator for Discomfort in Automated Driving” included results of face tracking studies. More than 45 participants joined the wor …