Print Email Facebook Twitter The impact of vehicle appearance and vehicle behavior on pedestrian interaction with autonomous vehicles Title The impact of vehicle appearance and vehicle behavior on pedestrian interaction with autonomous vehicles Author Dey, D. Martens, M.H. Eggen, J.H. Terken, J.M.B. Publication year 2017 Abstract In this paper, we present the preliminary results of a study that aims to investigate the role of an approaching vehicle's behavior and outer appearance in determining pedestrians' decisions while crossing a street. Concerning appearance, some vehicles are designed to look more assertive than others, and it is believed that vehicle appearance may reflect the driver's social behavior in traffic. In the case of autonomous vehicles, since the human driver no longer controls the vehicle's action, the question arises whether pedestrians treat autonomous and manually-driven vehicles differently when deciding to cross the street. We devised an experiment to determine the impact of the behavioral and physical attributes of a vehicle on pedestrians' roadcrossing decisions, both for manually-driven and autonomous vehicles. Preliminary results show that in both cases, distance and speed play a dominant role in pedestrians' decision to cross a road when compared to the vehicle's size and appearance. © 2017 ACM. ACM Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI) Subject Human & Operational ModellingPCS - Perceptual and Cognitive SystemsELSS - Earth, Life and Social SciencesAutonomous vehiclesPedestrian behaviorPedestriansRoad crossing behaviorVehicle appearanceVehicle behaviorRoads and streetsUser interfacesVehiclesAutonomous VehiclesPedestrian behaviorPedestriansRoad crossing behaviorVehicle behaviorPedestrian safety To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:2ee7dcaf-5533-4fef-8a1b-0e51a524970b DOI https://doi.org/10.1145/3131726.3131750 TNO identifier 782431 Publisher Association for Computing Machinery, Inc ISBN 9781450351515 Source 9th ACM International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, AutomotiveUI 2017. 24 September 2017 through 27 September 2017, Oldenburg, Germany, 158-162 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.