Automatically driving platoons of vehicles are a likely candidate for solving many existing issues of road safety and congestion. However, the psychological effects of such technology are yet to be understood. Therefore, by means of a driving simulator experiment, we aimed to assess the psychological effects of driving in a highly automated platoon. The results showed that the type of task had no substantial effect on heart rate and self-reported stress, fatigue, and workload. However, time-on-task substantially reduced participants’ heart rate.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Event||EHF 2016: Ergonomics and Human Factors - Northamptonshire, United Kingdom|
Duration: 19 Apr 2016 → 21 Apr 2016
|Conference||EHF 2016: Ergonomics and Human Factors|
|Period||19/04/16 → 21/04/16|
- Mental Workload