Semi-Autonomous Cars: How to Train the Humans

Mar 11, 2017

9:30am – 10:30am CT

We knew this day would come: the first tragedy has occurred in a semi-autonomous car. Media reports say the driver was watching a movie instead of keeping his eyes on the road. We know that semi-autonomous vehicles are statistically safer than manually driven ones, but how can we encourage drivers to assess their risks accurately and keep attention in a semi-autonomous environment -- and advance the safety gains we’ve won with autonomous technologies?

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Chris Augeri

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Nathaniel Beuse

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Catherine McCullough

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