2021-04-23 13:30:00 2021-04-23 14:30:00 America/New_York IE SPRING SEMINAR SERIES Allocation of driver's attention given increasingly autonomous vehicle systems Linda Ng Boyle Professor and Chair Industrial & Systems Engineering University of Washington, Seattle https://purdue-edu.zoom.us/j/91980251168?pwd=eFY0NXZPN0QyTVJpRVUzc0hKT05nUT09

April 23, 2021

IE SPRING SEMINAR SERIES
Allocation of driver's attention given increasingly autonomous vehicle systems

Event Date: April 23, 2021
Time: 12:30 pm EST
Location: https://purdue-edu.zoom.us/j/91980251168?pwd=eFY0NXZPN0QyTVJpRVUzc0hKT05nUT09
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School or Program: Industrial Engineering
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Linda Ng Boyle; Professor and Chair, Industrial & Systems Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle
Linda Ng Boyle
Professor and Chair
Industrial & Systems Engineering
University of Washington, Seattle

Abstract

As technology becomes more able to assist travelers in driving tasks, the human operator may become less attentive to their environment. Safe transport requires an understanding of the road user, their intended trip purpose and their perceptions of safety. In today’s driving environment, the human driver needs to continually switch between driving and non-driving activities. The changes in drivers’ allocation of attention occurs over time and depends greatly on the context, and type of secondary tasks that the human is engaged in at the moment. Parsing out this attention has implications for the future design of cars.

Biography

Linda Ng Boyle is Professor and Chair of the Industrial & Systems Engineering Department at the University of Washington, Seattle. She has a joint appointment in Civil & Environmental Engineering. She has degrees from the University of Buffalo (BS) and University of Washington (MS, PhD). She is an organizer for the International Symposium on Human Factors in Driving Assessment and co-author of the textbook, Designing for People: An Introduction to Human Factors Engineering.