Chatty Car

Automated vehicles (AVs) promise to enhance driver comfort and wellbeing, and ultimately, deliver ‘mobility for all’.

Near-future AVs will create a new, driver-vehicle symbiosis in which both human and non-human agents must work together in pursuit of a common goal. Understanding this relationship and ensuring the appropriate allocation of trust is therefore paramount, particularly during the transfer of control.

The project aims to use existing datasets supported by relevant theory and apply multi-disciplinary methods to design an exemplar, socially responsible, anthropomorphised, natural language interface, encompassing both lexical and non-lexical mediators of trust, and curating findings in a preliminary design framework.

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