Dr. Erik Vinkhuyzen is a senior researcher at Nissan Research Center in Silicon Valley, where he is a member of the Human-Centered System group and brings a social scientific perspective to the development of self-driving vehicle technologies. Before joining Nissan he worked 16 years at Xerox PARC as a member of the Computing Sciences Laboratory, and before that he worked at NASA Ames Research Center as well as the Institute for Research on Learning. He is the author of numerous articles on the impact of so-called intelligent technologies on work, and people’s work practices. His studies have spanned a range of work settings and technologies from call center work and CRM systems, to clinicians working with electronic medical records, from copy shop employees using copiers and printers to the use of the Voice Loops system by officers in NASA’s mission control. His current work focuses on the interaction of autonomous vehicles with other road users, and the interactional challenges for non-drivers of autonomous vehicles. He received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Amsterdam, and his PhD in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Zurich.