With self-driving cars near on the horizon, a major car brand asked us how can we redefine the future of mobility? How can we reinvent the empowering sensation of operating a fine-tuned machine, give back the driver the carnal sensation, the joy of driving? What if the driver could have the same sixth sense power of the smart car?
Hyperception is a collection of wearables that give drivers the power of imagining the world that can't be seen. Driving gloves that measure the rush of the driver’s pulse, a steering wheel that amplifies the grind of the road to the driver’s hands, a battery that stores his moments of exhilaration, and a sixth sense sensor pin that lingers on his shoulders.
Hyperception was ideated by Room for Possibilities, an innovation lab at Crispin Porter + Bogusky. Director: Wojtek SzumowskiArt Direction: Adam Skalecki
Strategy: Alexia MathieuInvention Design: Monique Grimord
These gloves will harvest the biometrics from the driver, and give haptic feedback on car performance data and the connection of the car to the road. By measuring the driver's pulse, every drive starts with an audible Symbionic heartbeat that puts the driver and car in sync with the very first grip of the steering wheel.
The haptic coating on the steering wheel gives physical sensory feedback on the road and the corresponding grip of the tires on the surface.
The energy harvested from the driver’s biometrics is stored into an “Exhilaration Battery”, allowing you to track and store moments of driving exhilaration.
The user pins this small motion sensor anywhere on his/her clothing, shoulders, shoes, helmet, etc. to receive haptic signals according to an object's pace and proximity to you. It is a sixth sense wearable that endows its users with the same hyperception of the smart vehicle.