AgeLab Research Scientist Bobbie Seppelt traveled to Prague and to Vienna for meetings on human factors research related to human-automation interaction.
On April 16th and 17th, Dr. Seppelt attended the ISO TC22 SC39 WG8 - TR21959 part 2 (Human performance and state in the context of automated driving: Part 2 - Experimental guidance to investigate transition processes) workshop in Prague. She gave a presentation titled "The effects of environment type and secondary task engagement during automated driving on transfer of control." This ISO group is working to develop standards for measurement of driver behavior and performance for the takeover process. The document under development can be used for researchers around the globe to design experiments across simulator, test track, and on-road platforms.
On April 19, Dr. Seppelt attended the eHMI InterACT Workshop in Vienna, Austria.
On April 20, she attended the Trilateral Human Factors & Automated Vehicles WG meeting. There, she reported on the AgeLab's AVT and AHEAD research, and discussed the topics of defining and measuring out-of-the-loop driver behavior, as well as the development of mental models of driver response to unexpected vehicle behavior.