The study “Evolution of Mobility” conducted on behalf of the German automobile club, the ADAC, formulates the demand placed on self-driving vehicles, which is that they are to become Third Places, or feel-good spaces between the place of work and the home. The users should be able to enjoy spending time in the self-driving vehicles, and at the same time they should be able to make good use of that time. As well as the effective use of time while traveling and the reduction in stress levels, people above all hope for self-driving cars to be more comfortable (56 percent).
This is why vehicle manufacturers are looking for ways to satisfy this wish for greater driving comfort through technical measures. Approaches include active suspension, innovative interior concepts, or the improved networking of functions. For example, active damping systems can improve dynamics and safety. These systems can detect potholes or other irregularities in the road surface at an early stage and counteract them. A redesign of the vehicle interior can help to relieve stress, and to help prevent the symptoms of motion sickness.