Thomas Beelen - UX portfolio

New Interfaces for Self-Driving Cars

Assignment: Develop new interfaces for self-driving cars using eye tracking.

Activities: Prototyping, user-centered design, user testing, research.

Explanation: Two interfaces were explored. One uses eye tracking and Augmented Reality, the second uses LED lights in the dashboard. Both interfaces show the passengers what the car is seeing in the surrounding traffic. An image recognition neural network was deployed to recognize objects in real time. A test setup was developed for the prototypes of the interfaces. Two series of experiments showed that the users had more trust in the vehicle when using the interfaces.