Bespoke simulator to test reactions to self-driving cars
ST Engineering Antycip has provided simulation equipment and expertise to Cardiff University’s School of Psychology.
This new simulator will allow the unit – which is a collaboration between the university’s schools of Engineering, Computer Science and Psychology – to conduct in-depth analysis and human-centric experimentation in order to investigate how humans perceive and interact with autonomous vehicles, such as self-driving cars.
The data gathering itself will take two forms; participants are given written descriptions involving a driverless car and are asked to report their beliefs and observations about an accident. The second approach will involve the use of a driving simulator, designed to a bespoke specification for the university.