This project is sponsored by Waymo aiming to design a new visual identity for the autonomous Waymo Driver in 2025. Collaborating with experts from different areas, the key challenge of this project is the integration of physical form design, interaction design and brand image into one set of sensor suite that is applicable to any vehicle form factors.

Time / 

09 - 12/2019 (14 weeks) 

Skills & Tools / 

Product Design, Spatial Interactions, C4D, SolidWorks

Type / 

Collabrated with Akshay, Stephan, Kyle, Darren

Waymo is 

an autonomous driver (sensor suite) that could drive any type of vehicle anywhere. 

To design one consistent visual identity for the driver, the sensor suite,

that's applicable across different form factors.

Our goal is

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Challenges are:

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Scalability

Interaction

Vision

Brand

Each form factor needs a different design for the sensor suite. 

The sensor layout needs to guarantee the best vision coverage

Interactions, mainly on the app, are detached from the Waymo driver. 

The design of the driver should align with the Waymo branding language.

TAAS 

Delivery Bot

Truck

And more ...

One

Driver

(Sensor

Suite)

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Camera

Lidar

Radar

Challenging the existing design

that packs multiple sensors into an integrated body

Our solution is:

A modular, adaptable sensor suite cross over more than three form factors.

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Sensor Modules

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Camera + Lidar

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Lidar

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Radar

Interaction Modules

Underlit Light

Screen

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Side LED Strip

Screen

Adaptors & Assembly 

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Flexible Sensor Layout

Assemble in Adaptor

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Camera + Lidar

LED Strip

Radar

Underlit

Light

Top Assembly

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Radar

Lidar

Underlit Light

Side Assembly

One Design Fits on all Form Factors

TaaS

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Delivery Bot

Truck

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Family Shot

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Interaction with Driver

key moments mapping & branding elements-

Information Hierarchy embodied on the vehicle

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1st Read Information

(10 feet away)

The underlit light indicates the working status (on/off) of all sensors.

2nd Read Information

(2-10 feet away)

Close range interaction indicating the status (waiting, greeting, leaving ...) of the driver. 

3rd Read Information

(within 2 feet)

Intimate interactions with the driver include sensitive information. (user profile, passcode ...)

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