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.


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