Man or machine? You decide

Do you think you could tell the difference between a car driven by a computer and one driven by a human?

The University of Southampton wants to put members of the public to the test by asking participants to view a series of four to five second videos of a white Tesla Model S making lane changes.

Based on this, they will then be asked to decide whether it was a self-driven car or not.
Professor Neville Stanton from the University’s Transportation Research Group said ‘The study will help us to understand the effect of new vehicle automated systems on driving behaviour and cognitive abilities. We hope that the results will help to detect potential problems before the automated systems are launched on the market.’

The research is part of the ‘Human factors for automated driving’ project, which is funded by the European Commission.

To take part in the survey, you must have held a full driving license for at least a year and have had regular experience driving on the roads. The survey, which can be done from any computer or mobile device, takes about 10 minutes in total.

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