Created by Felix Ros, Stewart is a hypothetical tactile interface designed for a fully autonomous car. Working around the idea that even thought self-driving offer obvious benefits, they also eliminate a sense of freedom, expression, and control while driving. Stewart’s objective is to accommodate a healthy relation between man and machine.
So why would you want to control a car that drives itself? Learning to trust a (new) technology takes time. Humans are very unpredictable creatures that tend to change their minds frequently. For example: while driving you want to make a detour or you may need a coffee break. These changes of plan can easily be communicated to the car trough Stewart.
Created by Felix Ros, ‘Scribble’ is a haptic interface designed for autonomous cars that lets the driver draw their way through traffic. They draw a path and the car will follow, not letting them drive but pilot the car, helping the car when in need. Scribble is powered by an Arduino DUE that is controlled over a serial connection by a GUI made in openFrameworks.
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