Volume 25, Issue 1
  • ISSN 0142-5471
  • E-ISSN: 1569-979X



Self-driving cars and autonomous transportation systems are projected to create radical societal changes, yet public understanding and trust of self-driving cars and autonomous systems is limited. The authors present a new mixed-reality experience designed to provide its users with insights into the ways that self-driving cars operate. A single-person vehicle equipped with sensors provides its users with data driven visual feedback in a virtual reality headset to navigate in physical space. The authors explore how immersive experiences might provide ‘conceptual affordances’ that lower the entry barrier for diverse audiences to discuss complex topics.

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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): autonomous vehicles; data trust; empathy prototype; mixed reality; VR
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