AIR members Maria Klingegård (RISE) and Jessica Lindblom (University of Skövde) were guest speakers at a SAFERs seminar on the consequences of Embodied Cognition for automated driving. Held at Göteborg science park Lindholmen, on November 22nd.
Researchers from academia and industry joined forces to discuss the newest insights in embodied cognition and its consequences for automated driving. Embodied cognition provides a different perspective which focus on how interaction is shaped by body and context. With the increase of automation in vehicles, the driver is increasingly disengaged from the driving task.
However, one can question if we even want (!) to be embodied with the car? Theoretical insights, and historical outlook from an embodied cognition perspective was provided and future direction for automated driving were considered.