ProjectAutomated car communication

Key Areas
Automated car communication

In the project SAMSAM, Interactive Institute has worked on early ideas and concepts for enhanced communication between pedestrians and highly automated vehicles. How do people in the immediate vicinity of an automated vehicle know how it will behave? How do you know the intentions of the vehicle; will it slow down or accelerate?

The focus lies on multimodal concepts, where visual and auditory signals are being used to let the vehicle communicate as intuitively as possible with its surroundings.

The two examples below show early ideas on how a vehicle could communicate coming to a stop, standing still and finally accelerating. A scenario could, for instance, be that the vehicle stops to let a pedestrian cross the road and then continuing.