The paper will provide the background rationale for and
description of a prototype Soft Factors Modelling Tool
(SFMT) currently under evaluation. It is in six parts; it begins
with an introduction & some definitions of autonomy v
automation; then goes on to discuss how Culture is viewed in
the project and describe the various cultural attribute pairings
selected for the prototype tool; it finishes with a brief
explanation of the SFMT and the conclusions reached to date.