2.5 Manual and Auto co-ordinated control (Hands-off, Level 2)

How can IoT systems co-ordinate across simulataneous manual and auto control with manual being default and higher priority?

 2.5.1 Problem

An autonomous IoT system controls the system and processes in an automated manner without the need for constant human intervention. However, it should be possible to have a manual override by an expert (SME). The coordination between manual and automated control needs to be dynamic and spontaneous. System should dynamically detect presence of a manual command/input and give priority to manual control. In the absence of manual control, system needs to revert-back to automatic control instantaneously.

 2.5.2 Solution

The IoT autonomous controller, controls the IoT system continuously, while observing constantly for a manual input. In case of presence of any manual input system follows the manual control.

Figure 10 Manual and Auto coordinated control

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 2.5.3 Examples / Use-cases

Autonomous cars: Hands-off: The automated system takes full control of the vehicle (accelerating, braking, and steering). The driver must monitor the driving and be prepared to immediately intervene at any time if the automated system fails to respond properly. The shorthand “hands off” is not meant to be taken literally. In fact, contact between hand and wheel is often mandatory to confirm that the driver is ready to intervene.x