We are interested in the ways pedestrians will interact with autonomous vehicle (AV) in a future AV transportation ecosystem, when nonverbal cues from the driver such as eye movements, hand gestures, etc. are no longer provided. In this work, we examine a subset of this challenge: interaction between pedestrian with reduced mobility (PRM) and AV. This study explores interface designs between AVs and people in a wheelchair to help them interact with AVs by conducting a preliminary design study. We have assessed the data collected from the study using qualitative analysis and presented different findings on AV-PRM interactions. Our findings reflect on the importance of visual interfaces, changes to the wheelchair and the creative use of the street infrastructure.
Ashratuz Zavin Asha, Christopher Smith, Lora Oehlberg, Sowmya Somanath, Ehud Sharlin. Views from the Wheelchair: Understanding Interaction between Autonomous Vehicle and Pedestrians with Reduced Mobility. In undefined (CHI 202 'BW). Page: 1-8. DOI: 10.1145/3334480.3383041