MEdiating between Driver and Intelligent Automated Transport systems on Our Roads
Automated transport technology posits many risks such as misuse, overreliance, reduced situational awareness and mode confusion. MEDIATOR aims to integrate the best of both a human driver and an automation system. Using artificial intelligence, it will constantly evaluate driver state, driving context and vehicle automation status. Doing so will allow the system to assess both the strengths and weaknesses of both the driver and the system and selecting the best control mode according the context.
The goal is to optimise the safety potential of vehicle automation. Through exploitation of existing knowledge along with lab testing of prototypes, MEDIATOR will reduce future and current risks associated with the transition to full automation.