Automobile crashes are the seventh leading cause of death worldwide, resulting in over 1.25 million deaths yearly. Automated, connected, and intelligent vehicles have the potential to reduce crashes significantly, while also reducing congestion, carbon emissions, and increasing accessibility. However, the transition could take decades. This new handbook serves a diverse community of stakeholders, including human factors researchers, transportation engineers, regulatory agencies, automobile manufacturers, fleet operators, driving instructors, vulnerable road users, and special populations. The handbook provides information about the human driver, other road users, and human-automation interaction in a single, integrated compendium in order to ensure that automated, connected and intelligent vehicles reach their full potential.
Addresses four major transportation challenges—crashes, congestion, carbon emissions and accessibility—from a human factors perspective
Discusses the role of the human operator relevant to the design, regulation, and evaluation of automated, connected and intelligent vehicles
Offers a broad treatment of the critical issues and technological advances for the designing of transportation systems with the driver in mind
Presents an understanding of the human factors issues that are central to the public acceptance of these automated, connected and intelligent vehicles
Leverages lessons from other domains in understanding human interactions with automation
Sets the stage for future research by defining the space of unexplored questions