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I was humbled in our "Embodied Vehicle" @AutomotiveUI workshop today. When we proposed it, we were thinking of discussing:
1) symbiosis between vehicle & driver
2) communicate telematics data to human senses
3) respond to driver's intent from physio data
4) and more...

That was, until we asked the participants to complete the sentence. "The Embodied Vehicle is...".

A participant stated matter-of-fact,"The Embodied Vehicle is one that is currently designed for male bodies." 2/6
Another female participant chimed in,"My husband bought a [SUV]. Adjusting the seat to reach the pedals means that I choke myself with the seatbelt. Also, the seat doesn't fit. I wished I didn't feel every bone in my pelvis every time I braked." 3/6
Did you know that a belted female driver is 47% more likely than a belted male driver to suffer from serious injuries in a car crash??? I did not. 4/6

Did you know that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration only started using female crash test dummies in 2003. 5/6

So, some of us decided to discuss how seats could be height-adjusted to avoid air-bag injuries, adjustable footpedals instead of adjustable seats, conformable seats, different seat harnesses... I did not get to discuss cyborgs. But that was fine. I learned something new. 6/6
Like a typical man, I failed to thank my colleagues who "broke my mind". #ShailieThakkar @Eeshaw10 #SonjaCornelsen #UniversalDesign

Like good academics, they recommended me to
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