Highly automated platooning: Effects on mental workload, stress, and fatigue

Daniël Heikoop, Joost de Winter, Bart van Arem, Neville A. Stanton

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractScientific

10 Downloads (Pure)


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.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventEHF 2016: Ergonomics and Human Factors - Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Duration: 19 Apr 201621 Apr 2016


ConferenceEHF 2016: Ergonomics and Human Factors
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

Bibliographical note

Green Open Access added to TU Delft Institutional Repository 'You share, we take care!' - Taverne project https://www.openaccess.nl/en/you-share-we-take-care

Otherwise as indicated in the copyright section: the publisher is the copyright holder of this work and the author uses the Dutch legislation to make this work public.


  • Platooning
  • Mental Workload
  • Stress
  • Fatique


Dive into the research topics of 'Highly automated platooning: Effects on mental workload, stress, and fatigue'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this