Time: Jan - May 2017 ・ Project: HCI Capstone ・ My Role: Design Lead
Yamaha Motor is a pioneer in all-terrain vehicles (ATV), as well as a leader in self-driving technologies. They approached us in Jan 2017 to design an application for autonomous driving ATVs.
Introducing YamaRide: YamaRide is a seamless user experience in controlling the road planning and navigation for riders on autonomous off-road vehicles for utility purpose. The tablet application is for the driver inside the autonomous ATV. The mobile application for any potential ride requesters. Together, YamaRide makes farming, construction work and field work safer and easier.
For people who are driving ATVs for fun, Uber for ATV is nonsense because it takes the exact fun out of it. However, ATVs are also widely used for utility purposes: food delivery on campus, firewood-cutting in the woods, and transportation at construction sites. In those use cases, driving an ATV requires a lot of before-the-job training, let alone adding extra stress to people's day-to-day work. Hence, we foresee the existence of auto-ATV ride-sharing lower the cost of businesses, improve the satisfaction of employees, and reinformce the benefits of automation at work.