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The autonomous vehicle – savior or infernal machine? Exploring the user perspective

Lenz, Barbara and Fraedrich, Eva and Cyganski, Rita (2018) The autonomous vehicle – savior or infernal machine? Exploring the user perspective. TRA 2018, 16.-19. April 2018, Wien.

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Abstract

With a focus on the perspective of expected individual benefits from automated driving the contribution presents (i) a detailed overview on the current international state of knowledge: What are the user expectations and attitudes? Can we already see particular ‘groups’ of users on the pro or on the contra side? How do people think of themselves ‘driving in an autonomous car’? The results will be synthesized and (ii) be reflected by using empirical research results from a survey held in Germany in 2014 with a sample size of 1,000 persons. Within this quantitative survey the authors applied a mix of methods to deal with the challenge that is linked to the examination of users who lack direct experience with the topic in question. The focus will be on three particular issues: (1) attitudes and expectations towards autonomous vehicles, and (2) attitudes and expectations of the group of impaired people towards autonomous vehicles, (3) expected time use while driving in an autonomous car, also compared to today’s time use while riding a bus or a train. The authors conclude (iii) with a discussion which approaches and methods could and should be used to better understand expectations – and retentions – towards the autonomous vehicle from a (potential) user perspective.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/121095/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:The autonomous vehicle – savior or infernal machine? Exploring the user perspective
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Lenz, BarbaraBarbara.Lenz (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6027-7576
Fraedrich, EvaEva-Maria.Fraedrich (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2671-7491
Cyganski, RitaRita.Cyganski (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5744-1427
Date:16 April 2018
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:individual benefits from automated driving, user expectations and attitudes, autonomous vehicles, user perspective, time use
Event Title:TRA 2018
Event Location:Wien
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:16.-19. April 2018
Organizer:Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie Österreich
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Verkehrsentwicklung und Umwelt II (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transport Research > Leitungsbereich VF
Institute of Transport Research > Mobility and Urban Development
Deposited By: Zeppan, Katja
Deposited On:11 Jan 2019 10:45
Last Modified:11 Jan 2019 10:45

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