Effects of a Driver Monitoring System on Driver Trust, Satisfaction, and Performance with an Automated Driving System
Vasquez, Holland Marie
MetadataShow full item record
This study was performed with the goal of delineating how drivers' interactions with an Automated Driving System were affected by a Driver Monitoring System (DMS), which provided alerts to the driver when he or she became inattentive to the driving environment. There were two specific research questions. The first was centered on addressing how drivers' trust and satisfaction with an Automated Driving System was affected by a DMS. The second was centered on addressing how drivers' abilities to detect changes in the driving environment that required intervention were affected by the presence of a DMS. Data were collected from fifty-six drivers during a test-track experiment with an Automated Driving System prototype that was equipped with a DMS. DMS attention prompt conditions were treated as the independent variable and trust, satisfaction, and driver performance during the experimenter triggered lane drifts were treated as dependent variables. The findings of this investigation suggested that drivers who receive attention prompts from a DMS have lower levels of trust and satisfaction with the Automated Driving System compared to drivers who do not receive attention prompts from a DMS. While the DMS may result in lower levels of trust and satisfaction, the DMS may help drivers detect changes in the driving environment that require attention. Specifically, drivers who received attention prompts after 7 consecutive seconds of inattention were 5 times more likely to react to a lane drift with no alert compared to drivers who did not receive attention prompts at all.
- Masters Theses