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Drive Right: Autonomous Vehicle Education through an Integrated Simulation Platform

Journal Article
12-05-04-0028
ISSN: 2574-0741, e-ISSN: 2574-075X
Published April 13, 2022 by SAE International in United States
Drive Right: Autonomous Vehicle Education through an Integrated
                    Simulation Platform
Sector:
Citation: Qiao, Z., Loeb, H., Gurrla, V., Lebermann, M. et al., "Drive Right: Autonomous Vehicle Education through an Integrated Simulation Platform," SAE Intl. J CAV 5(4):357-366, 2022, https://doi.org/10.4271/12-05-04-0028.
Language: English

Abstract:

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are being rapidly introduced into our lives. However, public misunderstanding and mistrust have become prominent issues hindering the acceptance of these driverless technologies. The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a driving simulator to help the public gain an understanding of AVs and build trust in them. To achieve this aim, we built an integrated simulation platform, designed various driving scenarios, and recruited 28 participants for the experiment. The study results indicate that a driving simulator effectively decreases the participants’ perceived risk of AVs and increases perceived usefulness. The proposed methodologies and findings of this study can be further explored by auto manufacturers and policymakers to provide user-friendly AV design.