The key objectives of IAMCV are:
O1) To find out how to show the information related to the decisions performed by the automated system in an efficient way to other road users.
O2) To tailor the automation according to the human behavior by studying intervehicular interaction and being able to predict the response of other road users.
O3) Promote trust in automation by demonstrating the technology as a reliable and safe.
These goals will be achieved by analyzing road users' behavior from naturalistic driving and floating car data from vehicles equipped with sensors. Different levels of automation will be considered focusing on awareness and diagnosis of previously defined road situations. Several scenarios will be replicated under real and lab conditions (i.e. intersections with multiple vehicles and roundabouts) to perform the pertinent experiments and determine the impact of the coexistence of AVs and other road users on general road safety. Information related to the situation will be conveyed by the automation to manual drivers to determine if this knowledge generates a degree of confidence that can compensate mistrust.
The IAMCV project will help to provide a solid scientific base for advancements in automated vehicles technology, building knowledge and expertise in the field of ITS; It will contribute to extending the standards and regulations for designing autonomous vehicles, considering road user needs aiming at increasing user acceptance and trust in Autonomous Vehicle’s (AV) by guaranteeing road safety.