About the event
In April 2022, CIEHF launched a White Paper with the title ‘Human Factors in Highly Automated Systems’. Based around 9 Human Factors Principles that can help guide the development and implementation of successful and sustainable automated systems, the paper set out to raise awareness of the following:
- Key human factors challenges when introducing such systems.
- The depth of knowledge available in the scientific and applied literature about how to optimise the role of people.
- Important learnings from adverse advents where there has been a breakdown in the relationship between the human and technological components of the systems.
This webinar introduces and explains the background to the White Paper focusing on two key concepts:
- The difference between Types and Levels of automation.
- The importance of being very clear about where the balance between Ability, Authority, Responsibility and Control lie in the operational use of the systems.
The webinar also introduces a simple human factors analysis tool to help identify where key human factors issues likely to need effort during design and implementation of a new system are likely to lie.
About the presenters
- Dr Nora Balfe (Chair) is a Human Factors Specialist at Irish Rail.
- Professor Ron McLeod is lead author of the White Paper and an independent human factors consultant.
- Calum Smith works is a human factors engineer at Boeing.