ESR7 – Assessing AV Transparency

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Who am I?

Yuan-Cheng Liu finished his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University. His research experiences include battery management system, automated mobile robot and driver behavior modeling.

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My affiliation

Yuan-Cheng is now a PhD student in Technical university of Munich, and an employee of the Chair of Ergonomics, Mechanical Engineering.


Prof. Klaus Bengler (Technical University of Munich) /


Prof. Martin Baumann (Ulm University) /


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Aims and objectives

In this research, we try to answer the question “How well does the AV convey its capabilities and intent to interact with humans?” by defining the minimum requirement of AV transparency. During this course, the Wizard of Oz paradigm would be used as an evaluation tool. In the meanwhile, the ecological validity of the paradigm would also be investigated. Here are the summary of the objectives :

  • Develop and validate methods for assessing transparency of AVs considering different road-user characteristics (e.g. age, gender and personality).
  • Further develop and assess the ecological validity of the Wizard of Oz paradigm to evaluate AV transparency both internally and externally.
  • Assess transparency of different AV strategies.

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