“Who Wants to be a Self-Driving Car?” is a data driven trust exercise aiming to explore the technology behind self-driving cars from a human perspective. It uses real-time, three dimensional mapping and object recognition to help people navigate through space. This data is presented to the driver via a virtual reality headset, putting the driver into the position of the control unit of the vehicle.
The talk will be about the idea and intention behind the project, also giving insight into how the vehicle works. After gaining an overview of the technical setup, we will lay out and discuss design decisions and key takeaways from the experience of “seeing the world through the eyes of a self-driving car”. Finally we will talk about the experience we have gathered showcasing the experience to different audiences, along with approaches on formalizing the debate around humanizing technology in autonomous systems.