Heavy Automated Vehicle Operation Center (HAVOC) - Requirements and HMI design

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Coordinator Scania CV Aktiebolag - Avd YR Research Support Office
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 472 000
Project duration November 2020 - November 2021
Status Ongoing
Venture Traffic safety and automated vehicles -FFI
Call Road safety and automated vehicles - FFI - June 2020

Purpose and goal

The project addresses a portion of human behavior challenges in remote operation of heavy automated vehicles identified in a recently completed SAFER-prestudy. The goal is to compare and contrast different needs and requirements posed on the human operator in different applications of remote operation: diagnosis, assistance and emergency driving. Previous research projects have addressed technical challenges in the field. However, this project is first in completely focusing on human behavior-aspects.

Expected results and effects

The expected results include: a) human-machine interaction (HMI) requirements for a remote operation center of heavy automated vehicles (what should the operator do, what should the heavy automated vehicle do, how they interact and cooperate), b) an understanding of differences and similarities in the HMI requirements for different remote operation applications, c) further development of the existing remote operation center ICE in terms of novel HMI-concepts, and d) knowledge on how many heavy automated vehicles could be remotely operated by an operator.

Planned approach and implementation

The project will apply human-centered methods where the work is divided into two iterations. The first iteration consists of simple 3D concepts and user evaluations on an exploratory level. In the second iteration, the concepts will be more advanced and implemented and evaluated in a simulator. The project has seven work packages.

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Last updated 17 November 2020

Reference number 2020-02953

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