Funded Research

2018

Toyota Research Institute (TRI): Examining the Impact of Implicit and Explicit AV Communications on Pedestrians’ Trust, 2018-2019

($150,000) Co-PIs: Dawn Tilbury, Anuj K Pradhan and Xi Jessie Yang The objective of this proposal is to understand how implicit and explicit AV communications can facilitate pedestrian's trust in AVs.

MCity: Predicting Drivers’ Takeover Readiness and Designing Adaptive In-Vehicle Alert System, 2018-2019

($300,000) Co-PI with: PI Xi Jessie Yang, Dawn Tilbury, Anuj K Pradhan and Feng Zhou. The objective of this proposal is to predict drivers’ takeover readiness and design an adaptive alert system.


2017

ARC -TARDEC: Modeling Bi-directional Trust in Semi-Autonomy, 2017-2019

($300,000) Co-PI with Dawn Tilbury. Terms of agreement are: $100,000 per year renewable for up to 3 years. The objective of this proposal is to model mutual trust between the driver and autonomous vehicles in convoy operations.

MCity: Explanations and Expectations of AVs, 2017-2018

($300,000) PI with Co-PIs: Dawn Tilbury and Anuj K Pradhan. The objective of this proposal is to understand driver’s expectation of their autonomous vehicle and the explanation their autonomous vehicle should provide to address the concerns of the driver.

Toyota Research Institute (TRI): Control and Trust between Drivers and AVs, 2017

($100,000) PI with Co-PIs: Dawn Tilbury and Anuj K Pradhan. The objective of this proposal is to understand when a driver is likely to take control of an autonomous vehicle and when an autonomous vehicle should take control.