SAE Government/Industry Digital Summit

SAE International
February 2-3, 2021

SAE International will host their annual Government/Industry Digital Summit online and on demand on February 2–3, 2021. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in presentations and panels that discuss the effect of U.S. Government action on future vehicle design. This event provides a neutral forum to allow open discussion between government policymakers and auto industry representatives.

John Campbell, PhD, CHFP, PMP, Exponent senior managing scientist, will present “Mental Models in Automated Vehicles: Conceptual and Methodological Issues” on Tuesday, February 2, as part of the on-demand program. Mental models help people describe, explain, and predict events in our environment, which can then inform future decisions. In automated driving systems (ADS), they can be developed, refined, and maintained through instruction, training, and use of the automated system; having a functionally accurate mental model for automated systems is a central aspect of reaching an acceptable level of expertise with the system. This presentation will provide an overview of the role of mental models in ADS and discuss the ways mental models might change at various levels of automation, especially during transitions between automated versus manual control. Finally, it will describe ongoing research examining the relationship between drivers’ mental models of ADS; how they impact the development of appropriate versus inappropriate trust in ADS; and the role of the human-machine interface (HMI) in developing and maintaining mental models.

This presentation is part of the Man vs. Machine: The Driver’s Role in Automation technical session, which explores human factors issues related to drivers’ understanding and performance of their appropriate role at various levels of automation, including methods used to determine the readiness of drivers to assume control when necessary.

Additionally, Ryan Harrington, M.E., Exponent principal, Jeffrey Croteau, Exponent principal and practice director, and Robert Lange, Exponent senior fellow and principal, will be in attendance.

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