iGO is a communication interface that allows blind people to drive autonomous vehicles. It employs a system consisting of a voice assistant that allows users to enter detailed information, and a tactile controller to confirm or deny commands given by the system. Interviews, literature and statements by blind people helped to identify the key values for the project: feeling of safety, effectiveness, and communication efficiency. Autonomous vehicle technology opens up uncharted possibilities, especially for visually impaired people for whom driving a conventional vehicle is not feasible.
I am an industrial designer who developed, as part of my Master's thesis at AGH University, a concept for a communication interface for operating an autonomous vehicle by blind people. The main goal of the project was to take a new look at the possibility of using autonomous vehicles by people with visual impairments. I am currently looking for opportunities to further develop the project. At the moment I have developed a system concept with preliminary solutions for the design and interaction of the system. moreLinkedIn