HFauto

Daniel Heikoop

Early Stage Researcher 1, University of Southampton

Daniel joined the HF Auto project in June 2014 as a Senior Research Assistant. He is assigned on ESR1, which focuses on the platooning aspect of driving (in Highly Automated Vehicles). His objectives are to quantify how drivers behave in a platoon during highly automated driving. His tasks exist of studying driver awareness and arousal during long monotonous monitoring of automation while being transported in a platoon, and to assess driver states such as vigilance, situation awareness, trust, locus of control, and satisfaction/acceptance. For that he will be using driving simulation, desktop simulation, and virtual reality/experimentation.

Daniel completed his Master’s Degree in Applied Cognitive Psychology at the University Utrecht in the Netherlands in 2012. His Master’s thesis focused on characterizing male adult convicts through psychophysiological measures.

Interests

  • Human Factors
  • Psychophysiology
  • Cognition
  • Cognitive Behaviour
  • Applied Psychology