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    Technology trust as a success factor for automated driving – Development and validation of a standardized scale for measuring trust, taking cultural differences into account

    This project aimed at intensifying the research partnership between CARISSMA (Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt) and the Georgia Institute of Technology. Prof. Bruce Walker (GeorgiaTech) and Prof. Riener have been actively involved in AutoUI conferences for several years, and their Ph.D. students were already cooperating loosely. To combine the expertise of both groups (Prof. Riener: Computer Science, Prof. Walker: Psychology), a research project was initiated. The goal of the project is to address trust in automated vehicles with special regard to the development of a standardized, cross-cultural subjective scale for the quantification of user trust/acceptance. Currently, various questionnaires/scales for assessing trust in automation exist for different purposes, thus user studies in this domain are usually hard to compare. Development of a standardized scale including all potentially important factors (such as personality traits, dispositional/situational trust development, secondary activities) that brings existing research from a professional (such as aviation) to the consumer (potential customers of automated vehicles) domain could have great impact and would be a valuable scientific contribution. (see

    Employees: Philipp Wintersberger

    Project Duration

    September 2018

    Project Partners

    • Georgia Institute of Technology

    Granted Fund

    7667.00 Euro


    Bayerische Forschungsallianz (BayFOR) GmbH