Automated Vehicle Disengagement Reaction Time Compared to Human Reaction Times in Both Automobile and Motorcycle Operation 2019-01-1010
Autonomous Vehicle Disengagement Reports have been published by the California Department of Motor Vehicles since 2015. Some of the autonomous control system manufacturers and vehicle manufacturers provide information that includes the time that it takes for a human driver to take manual control of the vehicle when reporting on vehicle disengagements. This study compares the reported autonomous vehicle operation disengagement reaction time to field literature in testing and experimentation on human reaction times for both automobile and motorcycle operation. The study will address the types of autonomous vehicle disengagements that occurred during the collection along with the understood conditions that surround the disengagement. It will also address how autonomous vehicle disengagements and general human perception and reaction performance influences autonomous vehicle operation.