Hello, My Name is SmartTram, Human Factors is on Board, Enjoy the Ride! Developing a Human Factors Program for Automatic Trams

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Abstract

Our transport system is currently undergoing fundamental change due to increasing use of automation. New automation solutions are introduced in all sectors of transportation, for example automated metros and autonomous ships are in the visions of technology developers. There are many reasons for this ongoing trend of higher use of automation such as demands for sustainability and efficiency to mention some. In this paper, we present a research and development effort aiming at introducing an automatic tram, that is to say SmartTram. In particular, we concentrate on how the changing role of human (as driver, passenger and member of other stakeholder groups) is acknowledged in the design of a new automatic tram. For this reason, we present a human factors engineering program for automated trams. This approach can be utilized also in other sectors when increasing automation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication7th International Conference on Connected Smart Cities 2021
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings
Pages71-77
ISBN (Electronic)978-989-8704-32-0
Publication statusPublished - 2021
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event7th International Conference on Connected Smart Cities, CSC 2021 - Virtual
Duration: 20 Jul 202122 Dec 2026

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Connected Smart Cities, CSC 2021
Period20/07/2122/12/26

Keywords

  • public transport
  • automatic tram
  • human factors engineering

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