An essential question in highly automated is how to aid drivers to make safe transitions between manual and automated control. We surveyed 1122 people about the driving experience and public opinions of a highly automated vehicle. Determined whether driving state and frequency would provide a significant difference in the accuracy of TOR, investigated the effects of different secondary tasks in driving on driver’s takeover control performance in HAV. The survey showed that there is no correlation between the state of driving and the probability of making mistakes in an emergency. Besides, we need to take into account the instant communication between the driver and the system because the leading cause of stress in driving is anxiety about traffic accidents and concerns about insufficient traffic information.