Motion Sickness in Automated Vehicles: The Elephant in the Room

Cyriel Diels, J. E. Bos, K. Hottelart, P. Rielhac

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Automation disuse and associated loss of automation benefits may occur if users of automated vehicles experience motion sickness. Compared to conventional vehicles, motion sickness will be of greater concern due to the absence of vehicle control and the anticipated engagement in non-driving tasks. Furthermore, future users are expected to be less tolerant to the occurrence of motion sickness in automated vehicles compared to other means of transport. The risk of motion sickness may be manageable if we understand underlying causes and design our vehicles and driver-vehicle interactions appropriately. Guided by three fundamental principles, an initial set of design considerations are provided reflecting the incorporation of basic perceptual mechanisms.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoad Vehicle Automation 3
EditorsGereon Meyer, Sven Beiker
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer Verlag
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-40502-5, 978-3-319-40503-2
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jun 2016

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  • Vehicle automation
  • Design
  • Displays
  • Motion sickness
  • Carsickness
  • Sensory conflict
  • Anticipation


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