HF Research Resources for AVs
A (growing) wealth of methodological papers and other resources related to autonomous vehicles.
AV Crash Reports
A list of resources about AV crashes, accidents, and related deaths.
Wizard of Oz (WOZ) Methodologies
A list of methodological papers about how to successfully emulate an AV for research purposes.
Entries are listed in the form of APA citation and abstract/summary.
UNDERSTANDING DRIVER - AUTOMATED VEHICLE INTERACTIONS THROUGH WIZARD OF OZ DESIGN IMPROVISATION Brian Ka-Jun Mok, David Sirkin, Srinath Sibi, David Bryan Miller, Wendy Ju
This paper describes a Wizard of Oz study that was performed to gather insights on how automated vehicles (NHTSA’s Levels of Automation 2 and 3) should interact with human drivers. Twelve design improvisation sessions were conducted inside a driving simulator with interaction and interface design experts. The participants drove through a simulated course with various terrain and road conditions, while the two human operators (wizards) controlled the audio and driving behavior of the car. Through the feedback collected in these sessions, insights in five areas were discovered: drivers’ desire for shared control, transitions in driving mode, response latency, addressing requests, and drivers’ trust in the car. Additional examining yielded potential concepts and ideas that may be implemented and tested in future work.
Wang, P., Sibi, S., Mok, B., & Ju, W. (2017). Marionette: Enabling on-road Wizard-of-Oz autonomous driving studies. Proceedings from HRI '17: The 2017 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, 234-243. doi: 10.1145/2909824.3020256.
There is a growing need to study the interactions between drivers and their increasingly autonomous vehicles. This paper describes a method of using a low-cost, portable, and versatile driver interaction system in commercial passenger vehicles to enable on-road partial and fully autonomous driving interaction studies. By conducting on-road Wizard-of-Oz studies in naturalistic settings, we can explore a range of driving conditions and scenarios far beyond what can be conducted in laboratory simulator environments. The Marionette system uses off-the-shelf components to cre- ate bidirectional communication between the driving controls of a Wizard-of-Oz vehicle operator and a driving study participant. It signals to the study participant what the car is doing and enables researchers to study participant intervention in driving activity. Mar- ionette is designed to be easily replicated for researchers studying partially autonomous driving interaction. This paper describes the design and evaluation of this system.
Videos of AVs
There are still a lot of questions about what AVs should look like, how they should behave, what sort of feedback they give and so forth. With different companies developing these technologies, there will be wildly different approaches in design. This is a video repository to give researchers/interested individuals insight into what the inside of the vehicles look like, design choices, driving behaviors etc..
A bride, a motorcar, a robot chauffeur and a policeman - what could possibly go wrong? Fantasy and 'trick' film pioneer W.R. Booth uses cut-out animation and models to create a truly out-of-this-world sci-fi adventure.