Analysis of individual driving experience in autonomous and human-driven vehicles using a driving simulator

Udara Manawadu, Masaaki Ishikawa, Mitsuhiro Kamezaki, Shigeki Sugano

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Abstract

Intelligent vehicles capable of autonomous driving will be commercially available in near future. To formulate a beneficial relationship between driver and vehicle, it is important to analyze how the drivers would react to autonomous vehicles compared to human-driven (conventional) vehicles. In this study, we focused on analyzing individual driving experience in several road conditions for autonomous and conventional vehicles among experienced and novice drivers. We first developed a simplified driving simulator that can connect arbitrary interfaces, create virtual environments consisting of scenarios and events that drivers encounter in real-world driving, and implement fully autonomous driving. We then conducted experiments to clarify differences of driving experiences for autonomous driving between the two groups. The experimental results showed that experienced drivers opt for conventional driving mainly due to the flexibility and driving fun it offers, while novices tend to prefer autonomous driving due to its inherent easiness and safety. An in-depth analysis indicated that drivers preferred to use both the driving methods interchangeably depending on the road and traffic conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages299-304
Number of pages6
Volume2015-August
ISBN (Print)9781467391078
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Aug 25
EventIEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2015 - Busan, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2015 Jul 72015 Jul 11

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OtherIEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2015
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityBusan
Period15/7/715/7/11

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software

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Manawadu, U., Ishikawa, M., Kamezaki, M., & Sugano, S. (2015). Analysis of individual driving experience in autonomous and human-driven vehicles using a driving simulator. In IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM (Vol. 2015-August, pp. 299-304). [7222548] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/AIM.2015.7222548