Judging a Car by its Cover: Human Factors Implications for Automated Vehicle External Communication

  • W. Andy SchaudtEmail author
  • Sheldon Russell
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mobility book series (LNMOB)


This chapter presents a summary of the 2017 AVS Breakout Session 2.1, Judging a Car by its Cover: Human Factors Implications for Automated Vehicle External Communication. The session was scheduled for four hours with half the time dedicated to presentations from three speakers and half the time for interactive exercises. The three speakers presented on a range of topics which included related research projects across multiple different countries, as well as activities underway exploring the potential value of international standardization. Key points included the importance of communicating vehicle intent, the need for investigating the unintended consequences of deploying new forms of communication, and the need for automated vehicles to be consistent in the design of these new interfaces.


Automated vehicles Highly automated vehicles External communication Human factors External signals Human-machine interface 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Virginia Tech Transportation InstituteBlacksburgUSA

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