Emotions experienced during a ride with a self-driving bus.

Experiencing Autonomic Transportation

This project was part of the Interreg-project ’Interregional Automated Transport’ that is aimed at studying and testing autonomic transportation of passengers and goods. The role of the Experience Lab was to study the emotional experience of participants while being a passenger on the self-driving bus ’The Mission’. 

The study was executed on the demonstration days of the Mission. During the drive with the bus the passengers got a demonstration of the different capabilities of the bus. These were for example a driver takeover test, breaking for a car on the road and picking up passengers from the bus stop without interference of the driver.

We used wearables to measure skin conductance and heart rate. Combining this with GPS recordings, emotion maps were made that provide an insight into the points during the track at which passengers experienced the most intense emotions.


March 2020


Provincie Gelderland

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