Validation of a driving simulator for research into human factors issues of automated vehicles

Nebojsa Tomasevic, Tim Horberry, Kristie Young, Brian Fildes

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This study evaluated the behavioural validity of the Monash University Accident Research Centre automation driving simulator for research into the human factors issues associated with automated driving. The study involved both on-road and simulated driving. Twenty participants gave ratings of their willingness to resume control of an automated vehicle and perception of safety for a variety of situations along the drives. Each situation was individually categorised and ratings were processed. Statistical analysis of the ratings confirmed the behavioural validity of the simulator, in terms of the similarity of the on-road and simulator data.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-44
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Australasian College of Road Safety
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Vehicle automation
  • Driving simulator
  • Human factors
  • Validation
  • Willingness to resume control
  • Perception of safety

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