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Method development and interaction cognitive driver take-over ability after piloted driving

  • Ina Othersen
  • Ina Petermann-Stock
  • Nadja Schoemig
  • Tanja Fuest
Cover Story Automated Driving

Further development progress in the field of automated driving continues to open up new freedoms for the driver, such as a higher engagement in non-driving related tasks during automated driving. However, the associated reduction in attention level begs the question of when the driver is cognitively back “in the loop” and suitably able to take over the driving task, in the event of a take-over request. The significance of the cognitive processes of situational processing and decision-making has been examined within the scope of various studies. Volkswagen and WIVW GmbH have developed an innovative methodology for recording cognitive take-over ability.


Increasing automation in the automotive context, which performs large parts of the driving task autonomously with no further need for monitoring activity on the part of the “pilot” [1], allows the driver to temporarily engage in secondary activities [2, 3] or to relax. This can result in the driver being “out of the loop”...


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ina Othersen
    • 1
  • Ina Petermann-Stock
    • 1
  • Nadja Schoemig
    • 2
  • Tanja Fuest
    • 3
  1. 1.Volkswagen AGWolfsburgGermany
  2. 2.WIVW GmbH (Würzburg Institute for Traffic Sciences)Germany
  3. 3.Technische Universität BraunschweigGermany

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