Mississippi State University
Burch V, Reuben F.
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science
James Worth Bagley College of Engineering
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
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.
Nutt, Morgan Helen, "Investigating the effects of open versus closed systems on trust in autonomous vehicles" (2019). Theses and Dissertations. 2813.