Innovation project developed for Valeo, an automotive company, in the frame of the ME310: DESIGN INNOVATION program of the d.School Paris at l’École des Ponts ParisTech in partnership with Stanford University. The project’s mission was to enhance the assisted driving experience for seniors. For its development, a team of engineers and designers was gather coming from France, the United States, and Colombia. The project was tackled with a Design Thinking approach.

Adiuvo covered two main issues identified with users: AWARENESS and FOCUS. These ones were the more pertinent because in the process of aging the reaction time becomes longer and the sensorial capabilities are limited, these are the most common causes for seniors to stop driving. This project gathers the contextual information in the direct field of view of the driver and hierarchizes the information ease the decision making. Adiuvo was not intended to be a tool that replaces the driver but to empower him and encourage him as if the system was a copilot.

The project took 9 months [2015-2016] in which it was investigated the necessities of a group of users, brainstorming sessions were done and fast prototyping, it was imperative to test the ideas with users, and we validated these ideas with Valeo, and finally a proof of concept was developed that was shown in the EXPE at Stanford and later at the D.EVENT of the d.School Paris.




Ethnographic Research
Product Proof of Concept




Davis Born
Caroline Interligator
Alejandro Lemos
Quentin Perchais
Peter Wang