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The Effects of Transition Type and Haptic Feedback on Shared Control of a Simulated Vehicle
Steven Cutlip, Akshay Bhardwaj, Lars Watts, and R. Brent Gillespie
(University of Michigan, USA)
WIP Poster E1
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Abstract: Safety is often compromised when control is transitioned between a human and automation system. To explore what features of an automation system interface are most critical to safety, we explored four schemes for transitioning control in a driving simulator that featured a motorized steering wheel. The four schemes differ according to whether transitions are discrete or continuous and whether they include haptic communication between driver and automation system across the steering wheel, in the axis of control. The driving task required regular shifts of authority to avoid obstacles and conditionally included a secondary task. Preliminary results indicate that continuous transitions carry an advantage for secondary task performance and haptic communication aides in avoiding obstacles.

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Time stamp: 2019-03-26T21:43:46+01:00