An Introduction to a Psychoanalytic Framework for Passengers’ Experience in Autonomous Vehicles

Guy Cohen-Lazry, Amit Edelstein, Asaf Degani, Tal Oron-Gilad

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Abstract

In this paper, we introduce a novel perspective for research concerning autonomous vehicles, by applying a psychoanalytic approach that focuses on capturing passengers’ emotional experience. By applying psychoanalytic thinking that aims at the sub-conscious parts of the experience, those that are often unobservable using common methodologies of studying discomfort, we expect to complement existing inquiries of discomfort in autonomous vehicles. The content for this paper’s examination was a set of video recordings, captured during an on-road, Wizard-of-Oz type study. In this study, participants were led to believe that they are being driven by a fully autonomous vehicle while their reactions, expressions and communication were monitored and recorded. In particular, we examined and categorized their emotional state of mind during various road situations. Using this data, we provide a theoretical framework and a formal representation of passengers’ emotional state of mind, and show how they can be used to capture and understand passengers’ emotional experience as well as its dynamics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHCI in Mobility, Transport, and Automotive Systems. Automated Driving and In-Vehicle Experience Design - 2nd International Conference, MobiTAS 2020, Held as Part of the 22nd HCI International Conference, HCII 2020, Proceedings
EditorsHeidi Krömker
PublisherSpringer
Pages249-265
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9783030505226
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2020
Event2nd International Conference on HCI in Mobility, Transport, and Automotive Systems, MobiTAS 2020, held as part of the 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2020 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 19 Jul 202024 Jul 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12212 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on HCI in Mobility, Transport, and Automotive Systems, MobiTAS 2020, held as part of the 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2020
Country/TerritoryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period19/07/2024/07/20

Keywords

  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Conscious and unconscious
  • Discomfort
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Subjective experience

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