Eunju Park

 

Serenity in Movement

 

Autonomous vehicles (or self-driving cars) can be a viable solution for people with low to no vision to drive freely and safely. If autonomous cars were to employ fully functional safety and security systems based on tactile and audio controlling interface design, it will be possible for people with low to no vision to drive without any concerns. To help people recognize driving information efficiently, control the autonomous car successfully, and interact with them properly, a new steering wheel and an audio communication system are proposed by adopting the universal design principles of perceptible information and equitable use. A steering wheel employs control buttons with voice, gesture, texture, and vibration as well as it can be retractable and transformable for convenience. The proposed solutions can greatly improve the user experience by reducing driver’s errors as well as by providing peace of mind and confidence from fully functioning safety system based on multi-sensory interaction and information design.