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Using the ideas café to explore trust in autonomous vehicles

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posted on 2019-03-05, 09:31 authored by Arun Ulahannan, Rebecca CainRebecca Cain, Gunwant Dhadyalla, Paul Jennings, Stewart A. Birrell, Mike Waters, Alex Mouzakitis
© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019. Trust has been shown to play a key role in our ability to safely use autonomous vehicles; hence the authors used the Ideas Café to explore the factors affecting trust in autonomous vehicles. The Ideas Café is an informal collaborative event that brings the public together with domain experts for exploratory research. The authors structured the event around factors affecting trust in the technology, privacy and societal impact. The event followed a mixed methods approach using: table discussions, spectrum lines and line ups. 36 participants attended the Ideas Café event held at the Coventry Transport Museum in June 2017. Table discussions provided the key findings for Thematic Analysis as part of Grounded Theory; which found, contrary to current research trends, designing for the technology’s integration with society as equally important for trust as the vehicle design itself. The authors also reported on the emergent high level interface guidelines.



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ULAHANNAN, A. ... et al., 2019. Using the ideas café to explore trust in autonomous vehicles. IN: Ho, A.G. ... et al., eds.) Advances in Human Factors in Communication of Design. Proceedings of the AHFE 2018 International Conference on Human Factors in Communication of Design, July 21-25, 2018, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida, USA. Chaim: Springer, pp. 3 - 14.




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