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Motorcyclists, motorcycle stakeholders and driverless vehicle stakeholders: how do their positions align?

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posted on 2023-12-15, 11:11 authored by Alice BishopAlice Bishop, Jo BarnesJo Barnes, Andrew MorrisAndrew Morris

Vulnerable Road Users (VRUs) are a major concern when introducing Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) to the roads. An underrepresented VRU in particular are Powered Two Wheelers. To ascertain how the current views, plans and aspirations regarding CAVs and PTWs currently align, focus groups of PTW riders, PTW Stakeholders and CAV Stakeholders were carried out. Topics of discussion included: (1) what is needed from CAVs for PTW rider safety; (2) what inspires trust in CAVs; (3) views on advanced technology; (4) current and proposed plans for implementation; and (5) current capabilities regarding PTWs. Thematic analysis was used to assess the transcripts, with the addition of analysis for misalignments between groups. There were three major themes which were (1) concerns; (2) unknowns; and (3) desires. No one group completely aligned with another. PTW riders and PTW Stakeholders had the most aligned views, with the major misalignment being acceptance of technology. CAV and PTW stakeholders showed a reliance on advanced technology (especially vehicle to vehicle communication) which PTW riders were resistant to. The greatest misalignments were between CAV Stakeholders and PTW riders, and CAV Stakeholders and PTW Stakeholders. Given the nature of these misalignments, the results could potentially lead to oversights in both CAV developments and legislation regarding PTW designs.

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OTH Research England: International Investment Initiative

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  • Design and Creative Arts

Department

  • Design

Published in

Proceedings of the 8th HUMANIST Conference

Pages

112 - 118

Source

HUMANIST Conference 2023

Publisher

HUMANIST Publications

Version

  • VoR (Version of Record)

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© The Authors

Publisher statement

This paper was published in the Proceedings of the 8th HUMANIST Conference which are available at https://www.humanist-vce.eu/

Acceptance date

2023-09-22

Publication date

2023-09-22

Copyright date

2023

ISBN

9782953171273

Language

  • en

Location

Berlin, Germany

Event dates

21st September 2023 - 22nd September 2023

Depositor

Prof Andrew Morris. Deposit date: 14 December 2023

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