This study utilizes HMD-based VR to immerse participants in the fully autonomous car, which remove conventional steering wheels and pedals, to prompt their intuitive reactions upon the driving behaviors, as well as collects and analyzes their interaction intents, patterns, and ideal interfaces. The study contributes to HMI design of autonomous vehicles by providing insights about feasible approaches to obtain passenger perception of driving behavior. With this information, fully autonomous cars can adjust driving tactics and operations accordingly to improve trustworthiness, which is crucial
The DesigNext Lab focuses on research and applications of emerging interactive technologies in future consumer electronics emphasizing the user experience. We now have more than ten regular members across the Georgia Tech campus as well as a larger group of affiliated faculty and students. Using a VR-enabled product design, development, and evaluation platform, our ongoing project focuses on smart interface design in future autonomous driving and smart consumer electronics.