Will autonomous vehicles make us sick?

Cyriel Diels

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    59 Citations (Scopus)


    Autonomous vehicles have the potential to radically change the way we use and interact with our cars. Current thinking assumes that drivers will engage in non-driving tasks and, accordingly, future vehicle design may look dramatically different. However, the use cases envisaged are also known to exacerbate the incidence and severity of carsickness. This paper will discuss these scenarios with reference to the aetiology of carsickness and suggest design constraints to facilitate acceptable future autonomous vehicle design.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationContemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2014
    EditorsSarah Sharples, Steven Shorrock
    PublisherTaylor and Francis
    ISBN (Print)9781138026353
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014
    EventContemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2014 - Southampton, United Kingdom
    Duration: 7 Apr 201410 Apr 2014


    ConferenceContemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2014
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

    Bibliographical note

    This paper is not available in the repository. The paper was given at the Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2014; Southampton; United Kingdom; 7 April 2014 through 10 April 2014


    • Design
    • Autonomous Vehicles
    • Design constraints
    • Vehicle design


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