Trust in Partially Automated Driving Systems for Trucks: A Quantitative Empirical Study

  • Leonie WendelEmail author
  • Patrick Planing
  • Harald Bräuchle


The global trend of urbanisation is creating new challenges, such as rising population density, economic growth in megacities, a higher demand of consumerism in societies, and thus an increased freight transport (Kin et al. 2017). At 75.8%, road transport assumes the largest share of goods transport in the European Union, leading to premature mortality, diseases, environmental pollution and loss of efficiency (Nowakowaska‐Grunt and Strzelcyk 2019). As those impacts are most noticeable in cities, modern road freight transport is increasingly facing new requirements, such as lowering costs, reducing emissions and increasing traffic safety (Kin et al. 2017).

With new road safety concepts, several governments and companies have sought to counter the effects of increasing road freight traffic. The “Vision Zero” of the European Commission, for example, aims to reduce the environmental pressures by withdrawing conventional vehicles from cities by 2050, promoting new innovative...


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leonie Wendel
    • 1
    Email author
  • Patrick Planing
    • 2
  • Harald Bräuchle
    • 3
  1. 1.University of HohenheimHohenheimGermany
  2. 2.HFT StuttgartStuttgartGermany
  3. 3.Robert Bosch GmbHGerlingenGermany

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