VOLVO CARE. AUTONOMOUS WELLBEING IN 2030.
What is future wellbeing in an autonomous car?
This question was asked by Volvo Cars. The question initiated a collaborative and interactive project done by a mix of interaction and transportation designers at UID. With an explorative mindset my team investigated how people will feel and interact with the car in the future.
We found by our interviews and research on wellbeing that modern society makes people stressed and overworked. We found that autonomous driving should be able to give people both relaxation, and keep the thrill of freedom and get-away driving.
In our concept you will meet Simon. His company recently joined the Volvo Care Service for all its employees. Volvo Care is a service package, that comes with a wearable patch. This patch, and the service together with the Volvo Care app takes care of your health. It sets up how the car interacts with you, and starts adapting to you and your needs. The car comes with adjustable interior settings and UX. The holistic service syncs to ones daily work rhythm, using sensors and biometric calculations.
The app will show Simons stress levels and give health recommendations. Inside the car, the adaptable UX and settings will give a relaxing experience. The car's interior settings provides variation in three driving modes. Wherever Simon chooses to go - autonomous city driving or a get-away cabin trip, the perfect situation will occur automatically, staying put or taking over the wheel.
The future of seamless autonomous driving is near us.
Max Troiker (Transportation Design) Jia Hayoue (Transportation Design)
SKILLS / TOOLS
Arduino, Prototyping, UI, UX (Principle, Sketch, After Effects) graphical elements, Client presentations, Service design mapping
6 weeks, with aim of delivering an interactive prototype and concept video
How it works
With the Volvo Care package, you agree to an enhanced and seamless personal service with your car. You onboard a personal health programme, used to increase productivity and reduce stress level. The contract and package arrives at your doorstep upon signing.
ADJUST INTERIOR SETTINGS
Adjust the settings as you wish. The three modes entails relax, energise or social. The seatings in the car adjust accordingly, and many other functions such as massage and light settings. The drive mode lies inside the active mode, you have the option to take over and drive the car in in full grade level - 4 autonomy.
NEXT LEVEL IN PERSONALISATION
The patch is a biometric sensor that adjusts the cars interior settings after your mood and stress levels. During a bad day, the car might give you some light massage.
If your heart rate is going up, it will warn you.
Interior modes (application control)
An on -demand framework that cares for you
TOUCH BASED INTERACTION (PHYSICAL INTERACTION EXPLORATION)
We all agree that a future with autonomous cars is quite not here yet. In this project we had to challenge ourself in imagining a future unlike other. How will we control our cars in the future?
In this project, an app and also seamless interaction within the interior gives you control, and a unique experience.
I was prototyping lights and capacity touch sensoring, even though it was not the main part of the project, I learned the instant gratification and delight of touch. I believe it is here to stay in how we will interact seamlessly with things tomorrow.
In the car, I just want to relax. But I also seek other things. Being active is an important part of a Scandinavian lifestyle.
- VOLVO OWNER