Final Master Project | Individual 18 weeks
Informal signals currently used on the road, such as headlight flashing, are very basic and often interpretable in many different ways. This results in misunderstandings, frustration and aggression. To solve this problem I designed Flash++. Flash++ is a stand alone system that allows drivers to send more detailed messages to each other and other road users. The system utilizes daytime running lights, extended with colors and animations, to communicate a number of common messages through naturally mapped light signals. The driver can send messages simply by saying what he wants to communicate. The car recognizes voice commands and automatically sends out the proper light signal, making the interaction with the system very natural and fast. A fully working prototype was created and implemented into an existing car for validation purposes.
– Presented during the Dutch Design Week 2010
– Flash++, Eindhoven designs / volume four, October 2010
– Flash++, Product Magazine, November 2010