Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Autonomous emergency braking - Testing motorcyclist reaction to unexpected automatic deceleration

This video shows a typical test run of the experiments conducted within ABRAM WP3 - Automatic deceleration for MAEB. 

Participants were asked to accelerate till a target speed of 40 km/h and travel at that speed along a straight. In some of the test runs, at random time, the automatic deceleration could kick in, producing a deceleration of 0.2 g. 
A total of 16 participants sustained 12 deceleration events each and reported on their experience.

The results showed that minimum effort is needed to control the motorcycle during automatic deceleration. Furthermore, mild aversion or anxiety for the system typically reduced after being exposed to a number of autonomous braking events in a safe environment.

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