Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

Strawderman, Lesley

Committee Member

Smith, Brian

Committee Member

Burch V, Reuben F.

Committee Member

Deb, Shuchisnigdha

Committee Member

Bian, Linkian

Date of Degree

8-1-2019

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

James Worth Bagley College of Engineering

Department

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Abstract

The goal of this study is to determine if trust in autonomous vehicles is affected by whether the vehicle is being operated in a closed or open system. A PRQF survey method was used to complete this study. The survey contained items to assess pedestrian behavior, personal innovativeness, and receptivity to autonomous vehicles. Scenario questions were also utilized to determine differences in the trust of automated vehicles in open and closed settings. The results from this study indicated increased pedestrian receptivity scores for the closed system (M=14.11, SD=3.78), compared to the open system (M=13.70, SD=3.90). Average trust scores were also increased for the closed system (M=4.68, SD=1.82) compared to the open system (M=4.56, SD=1.85). These results were used to conclude that trust and receptivity of autonomous vehicles were increased for closed systems.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/14563

Comments

Autonomous||Vehicles||Trust

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