Institute for Transport Studies (ITS)

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Rafael Cirino Gonçalves

Visiting Research Student

Room: 2.10 / LG.12
Research Group: Human Factors and Safety

 Key Research Interests

  • Human factors of highly automated driving
  • Human Machine Interface Design for autonomous vehicles - particularlly investigating how it may mitigate automation-induced complacency and enhance vigil capabilities
  • Driver`s Behavioral Adaptation induced by use of technologies - focused on how different services and technologies inside vehicles influence drivers to adopt different behaviors behind the steering wheel 
  • Driver`s situation awareness and Takeover capabilities in autonomous vehicles
  • Interface Design of mobile apps for drivers


  • MSc  in Design, PUC-Rio, In course 
  • BSc in Design and Digital Media, PUC-Rio, 2015

Awards and Prizes

  • 2014: Best assistant researcher CTCH, PUC-Rio
  • 2015: Best paper award, Ergodesign/USIHC 2015
  • 2015: Most memorable project, Microsoft Design Expo 


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