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Effects of Expertise for Automatic Train Operations

Brandenburger, Niels/ N.G. and Jipp, Meike (2017) Effects of Expertise for Automatic Train Operations. In: Cognition , Technology and Work Springer London. pp. 1-11. doi: 10.1007/s10111-017-0434-2. ISSN 1435-5558.

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We aimed at investigating the effects of automatic speed control and expertise on train driver performance in unexpected, non-routine situations in the railway domain. Research from other domains suggested increasing levels of automation to exert detrimental effects on non- routine performance. In addition, research about the role of expertise in different levels of railway automation is scarce. We assessed the reaction times of 26 train drivers to critical non-routine events in a high fidelity railway simulator featuring manual and automatic speed control. We reported longer reaction times to non-routine situations under automatic speed control. Based on occupational experience data we found more experienced train drivers to adapt their reliance on automation more accurately to the automation reliability level resulting in an interaction trend in terms of non- routine performance. These results highlight performance consequences of automatic speed control in railway operations and offer insights on how existing expertise needs to be taken into account when introducing automatic speed control into the railway domain.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/111981/
Document Type:Contribution to a Collection
Title:Effects of Expertise for Automatic Train Operations
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Brandenburger, Niels/ N.G.niels.brandenburger (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Jipp, Meikemeike.jipp (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:September 2017
Journal or Publication Title:Cognition , Technology and Work
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 1-11
Publisher:Springer London
Keywords:Rail; Automation; Expertise; Non- routine Performance; Train Driver;
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Terrestrial Vehicles (old)
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V BF - Bodengebundene Fahrzeuge
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Next Generation Train III (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transportation Systems
Deposited By: Brandenburger, Niels
Deposited On:23 Oct 2017 09:16
Last Modified:23 Oct 2017 09:16

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