The overall goal of SHAPE-IT is to enable rapid and reliable development of safe and user-centered automated vehicles (AVs) for urban environments. Vehicle automation has been identified as a game-changer in transport, promising substantial reductions in road-traffic fatalities while improving mobility. However, the processes to integrate automation in transport have been primarily technology-focused, with insufficient consideration given to how users both inside and outside of the AVs will interact with AVs.
The main objective of the SHAPE-IT project is to facilitate the safe, acceptable (and, ideally, desirable) integration of user-centered and transparent AVs into tomorrow's mixed urban traffic environments. In the ESR 10 - HMI on bicycles, promoting transparent AV interactions the objectives are to:
- Establish how communication from AVs to bicyclists can be enhanced by on-bicycle devices
- Establish what modalities are useful for on-bicycle HMIs, and how the HMIs interact with the bicyclist
- Ensure that the HMI system can incorporate communication from infrastructure, such as traffic lights and other I2X functionalities
- Evaluate bicyclist's trust and acceptance of these methods across different biker characteristics (e.g. age, gender, and personality)
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