User interface considerations to prevent self-driving carsickness

Cyriel Diels, Jelte E. Bos

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Abstract

Self-driving cars have the potential to bring significant benefits to drivers and society at large. However, all envisaged scenarios are predicted to increase the risk of motion sickness. This will negatively affect user acceptance and uptake and hence negate the benefits of this technology. Here we discuss the impact of the user interface design in particular, focusing on display size, position, and content and the relationship with the degree of sensory conflict and ability to anticipate the future motion trajectory of the vehicle, two key determinants of motion sickness in general. Following initial design recommendations, we provide a research agenda to accelerate our understanding of self-driving cars in the context of the scenarios currently proposed. We conclude that basic perceptual mechanisms need to be considered in the design process whereby self-driving cars cannot simply be thought of as living rooms, offices, or entertainment venues on wheels.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdjunct Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, AutomotiveUI 2015
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages14-19
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450337366
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2015
Event7th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, AutomotiveUI 2015 - Nottingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Sep 20153 Sep 2015

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, AutomotiveUI 2015
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityNottingham
Period1/09/153/09/15

Keywords

  • Anticipation
  • Carsickness
  • Design
  • Displays
  • Motion sickness
  • Sensory conflict
  • Vehicle automation

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    Diels, C., & Bos, J. E. (2015). User interface considerations to prevent self-driving carsickness. In Adjunct Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, AutomotiveUI 2015 (pp. 14-19). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2809730.2809754