Using the ideas café to explore trust in autonomous vehicles

Arun Ulahannan, Rebecca Cain, Gunwant Dhadyalla, Paul Jennings, Stewart Birrell, Mike Waters, Alex Mouzakitis

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Trust has been shown to play a key role in our ability to safely use autonomous vehicles; hence the authors used the Ideas Café to explore the factors affecting trust in autonomous vehicles. The Ideas Café is an informal collaborative event that brings the public together with domain experts for exploratory research. The authors structured the event around factors affecting trust in the technology, privacy and societal impact. The event followed a mixed methods approach using: table discussions, spectrum lines and line ups. 36 participants attended the Ideas Café event held at the Coventry Transport Museum in June 2017. Table discussions provided the key findings for Thematic Analysis as part of Grounded Theory; which found, contrary to current research trends, designing for the technology’s integration with society as equally important for trust as the vehicle design itself. The authors also reported on the emergent high level interface guidelines.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Human Factors in Communication of Design
EditorsAmic G. Ho
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783319938882
ISBN (Print)9783319938875
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jun 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventAHFE 2018 International Conference on Human Factors in Communication of Design, 2018 - Orlando, United States
Duration: 21 Jul 201825 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357


ConferenceAHFE 2018 International Conference on Human Factors in Communication of Design, 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Engagement
  • Human factors
  • Ideas Café
  • Trust

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)


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