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Ambient Gamification of Automobile Driving to Encourage Safety Behaviors

  • Marcela D. Rodríguez
  • Jorge E. Ibarra
  • José Ruben Roa
  • Cecilia M. Curlango
  • Luis Felipe Bedoya
  • Héctor Daniel Montes
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8867)

Abstract

Unsafe driving has a negative effect on society and its citizens since it leads to traffic accidents. Most states penalize unsafe driving; however, this potential for penalization does not change how people drive and alternate ways must be found. With the aim of persuading people to change how they drive, we propose to gamify the driving activity through ambient devices that provide drivers with awareness about their driving behavior. In this paper, we present the design of ambient devices that we propose to offer a seamless drivers’ interaction with a game that challenge players to avoid risky driving behaviors.

Keywords

gamification behavior change ambient displays context-awareness 

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcela D. Rodríguez
    • 1
  • Jorge E. Ibarra
    • 1
  • José Ruben Roa
    • 2
  • Cecilia M. Curlango
    • 1
  • Luis Felipe Bedoya
    • 1
  • Héctor Daniel Montes
    • 1
  1. 1.School of EngineeringAutonomous University of Baja California, UABCMexicaliMexico
  2. 2.School of ArchitectureAutonomous University of Baja California, UABCMexicaliMexico

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