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++ Nominees Announced ➜ 18 July ++ Be the Next Winner ➜ How to Enter

Designers

Zhen-Yan Zeng

Year

2024

Category

New Talent

Country

Taiwan

School

Ming Chi University of Technology

Teacher

Li Kai Chu

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Three questions to the project team

What was the particular challenge of the project from a UX point of view?
In the development process, the team faced two major challenges. First, in terms of process optimization, especially when the product detects potential risks for the driver, we carefully considered the responses the driver should take in various situations. As a result, the team meticulously planned various judgment and error-checking processes, ultimately establishing the press of the central button as the feedback criterion.
The second challenge involves considering environmental factors such as climate, the driver's attire, the vehicle's class, driving habits, symptoms of illness, and the rescue process for medical personnel. All of these factors will influence the equipment type and procedures of LifeLine.

What was your personal highlight in the development process? Was there an aha!-moment, was there a low point?
In the fields of autonomous driving systems, regulations, and technology, our team faced challenges due to a lack of experience and understanding. To overcome this, we extensively researched relevant information and actively sought expert advice for professional feedback. In a news report in May 2023 it was announced that the world's first autonomous driving system passed regulations. This significant event shifted our product development focus from physiological sensing to a comparison with this system. The team believes this comparison aligns better with our expectations, driving positive progress in product development.

Where do you see yourself and the project in the next five years?
Excited about discovering such an important issue and successfully designing LifeLine, the team navigated challenges and triumphed over difficulties, especially in the months of April and May 2023. With referenceable competitors in place, the project advanced in a positive direction, confirming the team's innovative ideas.
Looking forward, the team hopes this concept will be widely applied, improving current driving conditions for enhanced safety and reliability before the era of fully autonomous driving. This is the team's hard work and a hopeful vision for the future.