AgeLab Research Scientist Bobbie Seppelt and Dr. John Lee of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering have published an article in the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction on the use of computer interfaces to explain to drivers the behavior of automated systems that assist them in operating their vehicles. Titled "Keeping the driver in the loop: Dynamic feedback to support appropriate use of imperfect vehicle control automation," the paper's abstract explains:
"In-vehicle automated systems remove drivers from active vehicle control, often at the expense of timely interventions when failures occur. This study evaluates the benefits and costs associated with providing drivers continuous feedback on the limits and behavior of imperfect vehicle control automation. Displays for increasingly automated vehicles should inform the driver about the automation's situation-specific behavior rather than simply alert drivers to failures and/or the need to resume vehicle control in order to promote appropriate understanding and trust."
Read Dr. Seppelt's paper in full here.