Validation of a driving simulator for research in human factors of vehicle automation
This study evaluated the behavioural validity of the Monash University Accident Research Centre driving simulator for research in human factors of automated driving. The study involved both on-road and simulator driving. Twenty participants gave ratings of their willingness to resume control of an automated vehicle and perception of safety for a variety of situations along the drives. Each situation was individually categorised and ratings were processed. Statistical analysis of the ratings confirmed the behavioural validity of the simulator, in terms of the similarity of the on-road and simulator data.