Perception of semi-autonomous intelligent vehicles such as smart powered wheelchairs

Malik Haddad, David Sanders, Giles Tewkesbury, Shikun Zhou, Martin Clifford Langner

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This paper investigates perceptions of what semi-autonomous vehicles such as Smart powered-wheelchairs are and whether perception has changed. Information about semi-autonomous vehicles (especially powered-wheelchairs) was analysed to investigate how concepts and their benefits are perceived. Some common understanding is found, but there is uncertainty about whether autonomous/semi-autonomous implies automatic/unmanned. There is a tendency to distinguish between semi-autonomous and unmanned but that distinction does not appear to be made in the minds of everyday people. Implications of this are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Publication statusAccepted for publication - 1 Nov 2021
Event2nd International Symposium on Automation, Information and Computing 2021 - China, Beijing , China
Duration: 3 Dec 20216 Dec 2021


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