Towards future pedestrian-vehicle interactions: Introducing theoretically-supported AR prototypes

Wilbert Tabone, Yee Mun Lee, Natasha Merat, Riender Happee, Joost De Winter

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Abstract

The future urban environment may consist of mixed traffic in which pedestrians interact with automated vehicles (AVs). However, it is still unclear how AVs should communicate their intentions to pedestrians. Augmented reality (AR) technology could transform the future of interactions between pedestrians and AVs by offering targeted and individualized communication. This paper presents nine prototypes of AR concepts for pedestrian-AV interaction that are implemented and demonstrated in a real crossing environment. Each concept was based on expert perspectives and designed using theoretically-informed brainstorming sessions. Prototypes were implemented in Unity MARS and subsequently tested on an unmarked road using a standalone iPad Pro with LiDAR functionality. Despite the limitations of the technology, this paper offers an indication of how future AR systems may support future pedestrian-AV interactions.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions; Innovative Training Networks (ITN); SHAPE-IT; Grant number 860410

Publication date: 20 September 2021

DOI: 10.1145/3409118.3475149

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th International ACM Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, AutomotiveUI 2021
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages209-218
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-8063-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event13th ACM International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, AutomotiveUI 2021 - Virtual, Online, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 Sept 202114 Sept 2021

Conference

Conference13th ACM International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, AutomotiveUI 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityVirtual, Online
Period9/09/2114/09/21

Keywords

  • Augmented reality
  • Implemented prototypes
  • Pedestrian-automated vehicle interaction
  • Road crossing
  • Theoretically-informed design

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