“Driving aviation forward; Contrasting driving automation and aviation automation” has been published in the academic journal, Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science, and is available online. 

Paper abstract

Technological solutions incorporating automated functionality have been seen as tools that can be used to reduce human error in both aviation and driving environments whilst bringing about improvements to operational safety and reduced accident rates. Historically, aviation has led the way but over recent years, developments in the field of driving automation have accelerated rapidly. This paper looks more closely at what aviation may now learn from driving by assessing the underlying motivations surrounding the use of automation within these industries and the design philosophies that underpin its implementation across the different sectors. The subsequent impact of this on the role of the human within these control systems is then discussed…

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