Institute for Transport Studies (ITS)

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Tyron Louw

Research Assistant / PhD Student

Phone: +44 (0)113 34 37882
Room: 2.11
Email: T.L.Louw@leeds.ac.uk_
Research Group: Human Factors and Safety

Employment History

  • 2013-present, Research Assistant, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
  • 2013, Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Human Kinetics and Ergonomics, Rhodes University, South Africa
  • 2011, Teaching Assistant, Department of Human Kinetics and Ergonomics, Rhodes University, South Africa
  • 2009-2010, Academic Tutor, Department of Human Kinetics and Ergonomics, Rhodes University, South Africa

Education

Selected Awards

  • Best Young Scientist Award (2016) - Sixth International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology 
  • Honda Outstanding Student Paper Award (2015) – International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design
  • Leeds International Research Scholarship (LIRS) (2014) – University of Leeds
  • Dean’s List for Academic Distinction (2013) – Rhodes University
  • Dean of Science Research Grant (2013) – Rhodes University
  • Ernst & Ethel Eriksen Trust Bursary (2012) – Ernst & Ethel Eriksen Trust
  • Rhodes Masters Degree Scholarship (2011, 2012) – Rhodes University 
  • Graduate Assistant Bursary (2011) – Rhodes University
  • Scarce Skills Scholarship in Transportation Studies (2011 & 2012) – National Research Foundation 
  • Dean’s List for Academic Distinction (2011) – Rhodes University
  • Full Academic Colours (2011) – Rhodes University

Publications

  • Louw, T. Markkula, G., Boer, E., Madigan, R., Carsten, O., Merat, N. (under review). Coming Back into the Loop: Drivers' Perceptual-Motor Performance in Critical Events in Automated Driving
  • Merat, N., Louw, T., Madigan, R., Dziennus, M., & Schieben, A. (under review). Communication between VRUs and fully automated road transport systems: What’s important?
  • Madigan, R., Louw, T., Dziennus, M.,  Schieben, A., & Merat, N. (under review). What influences the decision to use automated public transport? Using UTAUT to understand public acceptance of Automated Road Transport Systems?
  • Louw, T. & Merat, N. (2017). Are you in the loop? Using gaze dispersion to understand driver visual attention during resumption of control from automation. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 76, 35:50.
  • Merat, N., Louw, T.et al. (2016). Human factors sub-project experimental results. AdaptIVe Project Deliverable 3.2, European Commission.
  • Louw, T., Madigan, R., Carsten, O., & Merat, N. (2016). Were they in the loop during automated driving? Links between visual attention and crash potential. Injury Prevention.
  • Merat, N., Louw, T., Madigan, R., Dziennus, M., Schieben, M. (2016). Road users’ comprehension of, and attitudes towards, Automated Road Transport Systems (ARTS) in an urban environment. CityMobil2 Project Deliverable 18.1, European Commission.
  • Merat, N., Fox, C., Louw, T., Madigan, R., Dziennus, M., & Schieben, A., Bombini, L., Milanese, V., (2016). Measurement of interaction with other road users. CityMobil2 Project Deliverable 18.3.
  • Merat, N., Louw, T., Madigan, R., Dziennus, M., & Schieben, A. (2016). Road users’ comprehension of, and attitudes towards, Auto-mated Road Transport Systems (ARTS) in an urban environment. CityMobil2 Project Deliverable 18.1.
  • Madigan, R., Louw, T., Dziennus, M., Graindorge, T., Ortega, E., Graindorge, M., & Merat, N. (2016). Acceptance of Automated Road Transport Systems (ARTS): An adaptation of the UTAUT model. 6th Transport Research Arena, April 18-21, 2016, Warsaw, Poland.
  • Louw, T., Kountouriotis, G., Carsten, O. & Merat, N. (2015). Driver Inattention During Vehicle Automation: How Does Driver Engagement Affect Resumption Of Control? 4th International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention.
  • Louw, T., Merat, N. & Jamson, H. (2015). Engaging with Highly Automated Driving: To Be Or Not To Be In The Loop?  Proceedings of the 8th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design, Snowbird, Utah, USA, 23-25 June.
  • Alessandrini, A., Delle Site, P, Holguin, C., Salucci, M., Stam, D., Pietroni, F., Merat, N. & Louw, T. (2014). Evaluation plan for the demonstrations. CityMobil2 Project Deliverable 14.4.
  • Jamson, S., Kappe, B. & Louw, T. (2014). Performance Indicators and acceptance analysis plan. ecoDriver Project Deliverable 42.1.
  • Louw, T., Zschernack, S. & Goebel, M. (2013). The effect of distraction modality on driver performance, ErgonomicsSA; 25(1), 13-25.
  • Louw, T. & Christie, C.J. (2013). If the Shoe Fits: Implementing Ergonomics in South Africa. Corporate Social Review, 1st & 2nd Quarter. Institute for Corporate and Social Development: SA.
  • Louw, T. (2012). An Investigation Into Control Mechanisms of Driving Performance: Resource Depletion and Effort-Regulation. MSc Dissertation, Rhodes University, South Africa.
  • Louw, T. (2010). The effect of distraction modality on driver performance. BSc (Hons) Dissertation, Rhodes University, South Africa.

Presentations

  • Louw, T (2016). Look Mum, No Hands! University of Leeds Postgraduate Research Conference. Leeds, UK, 5 December.
  • Louw, T (2016). Were they in the loop during automated driving? Links between visual attention and crash potential. Annual Meeting of the Human Factors of and Ergonomics Europe Chapter, Prague, Czech Republic, 26-28 October.
  • Louw, T (2016). Were they in the loop during automated driving? Links between visual attention and crash potential. Sixth International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology, Brisbane, Australia, 3-5 August.
  • Louw, T (2016). A methodology for inducing the out of the loop phenomenon in highly automated driving. Sixth International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology, Brisbane, Australia, 3-5 August.
  • Louw, T (2016). Are we ready for the self-driving Car? TEDxUniversityofLeeds, Leeds, UK. 29 January, 2016.
  • Louw, T. (2015). An Overview of European Activities in Human Factors and Vehicle Automation. 2nd SIP-adus Workshop on Connected and Automated Driving Systems. Tokyo International Exchange Center, Tokyo, Japan. 27 October 2015. Invited presentation.
  • Louw, T. (2015). Exploring the Transition of Control: Understanding Driver-Automation Interaction. 2nd SIP-adus Workshop on Connected and Automated Driving Systems. Tokyo International Exchange Center, Tokyo, Japan. 28 October 2015. Invited presentation.
  • Louw, T. (2015). Driver Distraction During Vehicle Automation: How Does Driver Engagement Affect Resumption Of Control?  PGR Students’ Conference 2015, University of Leeds. 9 September 2015.
  • Louw, T., Merat, N. & Jamson, H. (2015). Engaging with Highly Automated Driving: To Be Or Not To Be In The Loop? 8th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design, Snowbird, Utah, USA. 23-25 June.
  • Louw, T. (2015). "Look Mom No Hands!” The Human Factors Challenges of our Driverless Future. Department of Human Kinetics and Ergonomics, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa. 12 May, 
  • Louw, T. (2014). Human Factors and Vehicle Automation: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. The National Road Safety Conference, 25-26th November, Brighton, UK.
  • Louw, T., Merat, N. & Jamson, H.  (2014). Advances in the Human Factors of Vehicle Automation. Meeting of the ISO TC/22/SC 13 Working Group on Vehicle Automation, 17-18th November, Lyon, France.
  • Louw, T., Merat, N. & Jamson, H. (2014). Driver Behaviour in Highly Automated Vehicles. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Conference, 8-10th October, Lisbon, Portugal. 
  • Louw, T. (2014). Applying Human Factors & Ergonomics Principles to Driving Research. Department of Human Kinetics and Ergonomics, Rhodes University, 21 May, Grahamstown, South Africa.
  • Louw, T. (2013). Road Users’ Comprehension of Automated Driverless Vehicles. 5th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE), 21-23rd July, Krakow, Poland.
  •  Louw, T. (2013). A Working Hitchhikers Guide to Postgraduate Success. Department of Human Kinetics and Ergonomics, Rhodes University, 21 May, Grahamstown, South Africa.
  • Louw, T. (2013). Road Users’ Comprehension of Automated Driverless Vehicles. 5th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE). Krakow, Poland, 21-23 July 2013.
  • Louw, T. (2013). A Methodology to Assess Driver Acceptance of EcoDriving devices. Meeting of the European Project EcoDriver. Versailles, France, 23 October 2013.

Conference Posters

  • Louw, T., Merat, N.,  Kountouriotis, G. and Madigan., R. (2015). Response to a critical situation during automated driving: can we take drivers out of the loop? Poster presented at Automated Vehicle Symposium 2015. 21-23 July 2015. Ann Arbour, Michigan, USA.
  • Merat, N., Louw, T., Marc Dziennus, M.,Graindorge, T., Malhéné, N., Ortega, E. and Graindorge, M. (2015). Interaction of Road Users with Automated Road Transport Systems in La Rochelle. Poster presented at Automated Vehicle Symposium 2015. 21-23 July 2015. Ann Arbour, Michigan, USA.
  • Merat, N., Louw, T., Kountouriotis, G., Johansson, Wiedemann, K., Schömig, N., Ljung Aust, M., Larsson, A., Dziennus, M., Kelsch, J., Wolter, S. and Brockmann, M. (2015). Human factors of vehicle automation: Preliminary insights from the AdaptIVe project. Poster presented at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 94th Annual Meeting. 11-15 January 2015. Washington, D.C., USA. 
  • Louw, T., Zschernack, S. and Goebel, M. (2011). The effect of distraction modality on driver performance10th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organisational Design and Management (ODAM 2011). 4-6th April 2011, Grahamstown, South Africa.

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