George’s PhD research looks into issues of trust and calibration of trust in Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs) by determining the factors that are affecting the trust of the users, and how the situational awareness of the vehicle can be used to calibrate human trust.
One of the most interesting outcomes that needs further exploration is related to issues of transparency and trust within the CAV environment.
Risks such as hacking, tracking, spoofing, jamming, raise important issues related to the transparency of information. Should users be informed in real time of hacking attacks? Is that going to affect their trust and acceptance? Should they be informed in the form of a “weekly digest” or should the information be available through sub-menus?
Finding a balance between what type of information and when it should be relayed to CAV users is of crucial importance.
George will use this impact grant to:
George has presented evidence to the Law Commission to support changes in regulation – a report will be published in due course.
George has attended events and presented to a variety of stakeholders including the National Cyber Security Centre and TASS International. He has been invited to speak at the 6th IPFA European Infrastructure & Energy Finance Forum, The Royal Institute of Navigation and the UK Government Intellectual Property Office and is currently working on White Paper.
In Autumn 2017, George became the Knowledge Transfer Manager for Connected and Automated Vehicles at Innovate UK’s Knowledge Transfer Network.