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Situation awareness increases when drivers have more time to take over the wheel in a Level 3 automated car

SWOV researchers Vlakveld, Van Nes, De Bruin and Vissers published the simulator study 'Situation awareness increases when drivers have more time to take over the wheel in a Level 3 automated car' in 'Transportation Research'.

Vehicle automation may improve road safety because most crashes are caused by human error. However, reliable autonomous vehicles in which the ‘driver’ never has to take over the wheel are still in the distant future. At first, cars will only drive themselves under certain conditions. When these conditions are not met the car will prompt the driver with a take-over request (TOR).

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Transport mode, Passenger car, Technology & ITS, Human behaviour in traffic