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New York Times: Avoiding car sickness when the cars drive themselves

February 19, 2020
male subject in car measuring motion sickness

The New York Times recently took an in-depth look at University of Michigan research conducted at the Mcity Test Facility aimed at addressing motion sickness. 

Autonomous vehicles could enhance the daily commute by allowing people to focus on reading or entertaining themselves instead of driving, but many may suffer carsickness as a result.  The article explores some of the fixes being investigated by researchers.

Read the story here: “Avoiding carsickness when the cars drive themselves”

For more information on a testbed for investigating motion sickness developed by Mcity-funded researchers, read our white paper on measuring motion sickness in driverless cars: Queasy Passengers:  A Testbed for Motion Sickness in Driverless Vehicles.