The effects of displaying availability sections of an automated driving function

Simon Danner, Alexander Feierle, Sebastian Gary, Klaus Bengler

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So far, there has been little research into displaying the availability of a higher-level automated driving system. The benefits of presenting availability times while driving automatically have already been discussed, but there are no findings on giving information on all availability sections (operational design domains) independent of the current state of the automated driving system. This work aims to close this gap by conducting a driving simulator study with N = 54 participants to verify whether an overview display of all the road sections on which automated driving is possible has a positive effect on the participants’ acceptance, usability, workload, and task performances. Results showed that the presentation of this additional information had a significantly positive influence on both acceptance and task performance. The outcomes of this work indicate that the required transparency-creating information of the automated driving system should not be limited to safety-related information or the phases of automated driving itself.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1153599
JournalFrontiers in Future Transportation
StatePublished - 2023


  • automated driving
  • automation availability
  • driving simulator study
  • human-machine interface
  • information needs


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