Who Wants to Be a Self-Driving Car?
Concept & Idea
Joey Lee and Benedikt Groß
Concept & Photo
Video, Direction, & Production
Concept & Technology
MESO Digital Interiors: Sebastian Oschatz, Theron Burger, Nikos Mechanezidis, Johannes Lemke, Sebastian Kujas, Timon Skerutsch, Urs Hoffmann, Johannes Busch, Daniel Neumayr, Julius S., Benjamin Schieck, & Alexander Teczar
"Who Wants to be a Self-driving Car?" is a data driven trust exercise that uses augmented reality to help people empathise with self-driving vehicle systems. We built an unconventional driving machine that lets people use real-time, three dimensional mapping and object recognition displayed in a virtual reality headset to navigate through space.
The project aims to be a prototype for empathy, creating situations in which the driver and nearby bystanders become part of a conversation about responsibility, fascination and perhaps, hope for a world that is moving towards autonomous mobility.
A controller is used to steer, accelerate, and stop the machine as well as change the view mode of the VR headset. The VR experience is created using data collected by the sensors outfitted on the driving machine. The main view is a presentation of data from a 3D depth camera that uses stereoscopic imaging with image recognition to map and augment the landscape in real time.
"Who wants to be a self-driving car?" is a tool to explore the technology behind self-driving cars from a human perspective. The project is intended to be used as an accessible platform for all people to share their perceptions, feelings, and thoughts on the many ways that sensors, data, computation and mobility are intertwined.
Why These German Researchers Became Self-driving Cars @ WIRED
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Who Wants to be a Self-Driving Car? @ Kikk Festival 2017
Exhibition, "Who Wants to be a Self-Driving Car?", Kikk Festival 2017, Namur, BE
Who Wants to be a Self-Driving Car? @ PUSH Conference 2017
Exhibition, "Who Wants to be a Self-Driving Car?", PUSH Conference 2017, Munich, DE
What It’s Like To See The World As A Self-Driving Car @ Fastcodesign
“Who Wants to be a Self-Driving Car?”, featured on Fastcodesign
Who Wants to be a Self-Driving Car? – Empathising with self-driving vehicle systems @ CreativeApplications.Net
“Who Wants to be a Self-Driving Car?”, featured on CreativeApplications.Net
A weird new EV platform ‘turns humans into self-driving cars’ @ electrek
“Who Wants to be a Self-Driving Car?”, featured on electrek
Who Wants to be a Self-Driving Car? @ NODE17 Forum for Digital Art
Exhibition, "Who Wants to be a Self-Driving Car?", NODE17 Forum for Digital Art, Frankfurt, DE