Bastiaan Petermeijer wins the 2014 Human Factors prize


Early Stage Researcher (ESR) Bastiaan Petermeijer has won the 2014 Human Factors prize, awarded by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society!

The article “Should drivers be operating within an automation-free bandwidth? Evaluating haptic steering support systems with different levels of authority” was written by Bastiaan Petermeijer and his MSc thesis supervisors David Abbink and Joost de Winter. The work was selected by a jury based on the following criteria: 1) Importance of implications for human-automation interaction/autonomy, 2) Originality of research, 3) Exemplary of the science of human factors, 4) Contribution to the human factors/ergonomics knowledge base, 5) Clarity of written exposition, 6) Soundness of methodology. The article will be published in the journal “Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society”

Bastiaan Petermeijer, who graduated in March 2014 under the supervision of Joost de Winter and David Abbink at the TU Delft is now ESR in the HFauto project at the Technische Universität München. His PhD research will investigate whether haptic signals, such as vibrations, can be used to enhance situation awareness during highly automated driving.

More information on the 2014 Human Factors prize can be found here.