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EPSRC Reference: EP/N012089/1
Title: TASCC: Driver-Cognition-Oriented Optimal Control Authority Shifting for Adaptive Automated Driving (CogShift)
Principal Investigator: Brighton, Professor JL
Other Investigators:
Sullman, Dr M Lavie, Professor N Zhao, Dr Y
Auger, Dr DJ
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
AVL
Department: Sch of Aerospace, Transport & Manufact
Organisation: Cranfield University
Scheme: Standard Research - NR1
Starts: 15 December 2015 Ends: 14 December 2019 Value (£): 1,587,193
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Human-Computer Interactions Robotics & Autonomy
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Transport Systems and Vehicles
Related Grants:
Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
28 Jul 2015 Towards Autonomy - Smart and Connected Control (Interview) Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
The emerging development of automated driving demands a mutual understanding and a smooth coordination between human driver and vehicle controller, so as to avoid conflict and mismatch in demands, and instead achieve desirable driving performance, smooth and swift transitions which enhance driving safety during complex operating scenarios. However, such driver-vehicle collaboration during automated driving will impact on the driver's attention and cognition and it is important to consider these effects in order to prevent any negative impact on driving. This project aims to achieve a safe engagement and smooth and swift control-authority shift between the driver and the vehicle controller during adaptive automated driving. To this aim, we will first conduct a comprehensive study of driver attention and cognitive control characteristics when interacting with the vehicle controller. An optimal control authority shifting system which considers driver cognition will then be systematically developed and validated. This cross-disciplinary research challenge will be addressed using a unique combination of researchers from engineering, cognitive neuroscience and human factors. The research will not only contribute to the cutting-edge technology innovations in automated driving, but will also result in a major advance in the science of human attention and cognitive control when interacting with automation.
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