Institute for Transport Studies (ITS)

Connected and automated vehicles

Human factors and safety are the key challenges of automation in transport.

Research conducted under this theme is focussed on understanding the human factors implications and challenges of connected and automated vehicles.  These include the challenges faced by drivers of the vehicles when resuming control from automation, as well as understanding what information the drivers of other vehicles, and pedestrians or cyclists require when interacting with the automated vehicles.

Our research has been supported by funding from the European Commission, the UK research councils and the Automotive Industry.

Meet the research team and see an automated driving demonstration in this article: Hands off!

Driving Sim

For further information, please contact: Professor Natasha Merat