Michael Wheeldon, Ricardo
Once safety has been established, the next roadblock for autonomous vehicles to become fully accepted is passenger comfort, specifically motion sickness. Additionally, when all road vehicles are autonomous, the passenger experience will be the key differentiator for manufacturers. In this talk, Michael will discuss how simulation models are being used by Ricardo to assess human passenger comfort in autonomous vehicles. He will cover the vehicle dynamics, human dynamics, and neural processing models necessary to calculate a motion sickness index. Michael will discuss the role of tools such as Vehicle Dynamics Blockset™ and Simscape Multibody™ in the development of these models, and the work that lies ahead.