My name is  Alexandra Sipatchin and I am currently a neuroscience student intern at the Max Plack Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen at the Cognition and Control for Human-Machine Systems group.

I attended the AutomotiveUI 2017 because I have never been to one and since I am new to the field I decided to join and have a broader overview of the hot topics in the field right now. The conference offered me a new insight over the extended and vast universe of human-vehicle interface. I listened to lots of new and refreshing inputs and I have learned to think of new approaches. It a very creative environment.

AutomotiveUI, the ACM International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, is the premier forum for UI research in the automotive domain. This year, it took place in Oldenburg, Germany.

I really liked the workshop on User-Centered Design for Automated Driving Systems, since there was a lot of brainstorming with a lot of different topics and experts from their field. During this workshop I felt that the scientific area connected with the industry. It was very interesting to discuss ideas and challenging topics with both people from science and from the industry. I really liked the discussions we had with Prof. Stephen Brewster and I found very interesting the talk by Wendy Ju on the so called ‘ghost car’ that opened up new considerations from the pedestrians’ prospective of a fully automated car. Another interesting talk was the one held by Prof. Dr. Gordon Pipa over the ethics of self driving-cars. During this talk I realized that another point we should start considering are also ethics. Technology goes fast and we should be prepared as well.

Getting an Overview of the Hot Topics in Human-Vehicle Interface

Neuroscience student intern at the Max Plack Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen at the Cognition and Control for Human-Machine Systems group.

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