Preliminary Conference Programme



Wednesday 22 May

Morning Session
09:00 - 12:45

09:00

New Levels of automation – now from the user perspective

Dr Frederik Diederichs
Senior researcher
Fraunhofer IAO
GERMANY
SAE, NHTSA, BAST and more: Definitions of automated driving put the system performance in the focus. But random drivers will not be able to distinguish 5 and more levels of automation. Soon vehicles will offer driverless route sections (level 4) in between route sections where the driver is responsible (level 3 – 0). Design for mode awareness requires a new definition of the driver role and responsibility from a human point of view. New interior elements emerging in passenger cars and trucks can support HMI for mode awareness and safe transitions. As well automation plays an important role as an HMI element. The presentation will provide an ambitious outlook to a human centered mobile future.

09:30

HMI and testing activities in the H2020 project BRAVE

Dr Niklas Strand
Researcher
VTI
SWEDEN
The presentation will provide an overview of the H2020 project 'Bridging gaps for the adoption of automated vehicles' (BRAVE) with a special focus on HMI and testing activities carried out within the project.

10:30 - 11:15

Break

11:15

Human Performance in Traffic: Its Measurement and its Predictors

Prof Meike Jipp
Head of Human Factors Department
German Aerospace Center DLR
GERMANY
The introduction of autonomous cars on European roads is expected to improve road safety. This is why these cars need to outperform human drivers. For such comparisons, a definition of human performance in traffic and a methodology for its assessment needs to be available. Within the scope of this presentation such a definition and a methodology will be introduced and discussed. Moreover, it will be discussed which variables influence human performance in traffic and how empathic system design can avoid (negative) impact of these variables on human performance.

11:45

HMI & driver monitoring regulation & Euro NCAP review

Alain Piperno
Autonomous vehicles testing & homologation expert
UTAC CERAM
FRANCE
- HMI & driver monitoring UN-ECE ADAS & AD regulation & standardization review - HMI & driver monitoring Euro NCAP review & gradings for SAE level 2 vehicles - HMI & driver monitoring Euro NCAP working group for SAE level 3 vehicles - External HMI : regulation review , BRAVE project example with GRAIL external HMI - UTAC new CAV proving grounds TEQMO & digital official tracks & scenarios UTAC CERAM is a Worldwide reference in testing & homologation, accredited Lab for Euro NCAP tests and for France type approval tests.

12:15

The monkey's brain in a rolling robot

Peter Rössger
Founder & CEO
beyond HMI/////
GERMANY
In this focused presentation the relationship between human, with all their genetic heritage, and autonomous driving will be presented. Points to discuss are: - Anthropology: what makes a human human, the core differentiation - Wrap up: the one-slide human history - Psychology: human cognition and information processing - Driving: how many levels of autonomy can a human distinguish and control - Identification: the human factors issues connected to the different levels of autonomous driving - Solutions: what we can do, how today's HMI trends reflect the needs - Latest trends: a glimpse on automotive HMIs at the CES 2019

12:45 - 14:00

Lunch

Wednesday 22 May

Afternoon Session
14:00 - 17:45

14:00 - 14:30

Panel Discussion - How many levels of automation can a driver handle?

Prof Meike Jipp
Head of Human Factors Department
German Aerospace Center DLR
GERMANY
Alain Piperno
Autonomous vehicles testing & homologation expert
UTAC CERAM
FRANCE
Friedrich Niehaus
Project manager
Daimler AG
GERMANY
Peter Rössger
Founder & CEO
beyond HMI/////
GERMANY
Moderators:
Frank Flemisch, branch head human systems integration, Fraunhofer FKIE / RWTH Aachen

14:30

Maneuver guidance and control of partially and highly automated vehicles

Prof Frank Flemisch
Branch head human systems integration
Fraunhofer FKIE / RWTH Aachen
GERMANY
The presentation will summarize the concept and the results of the BMBF Vorreiter project, in which a small consortium of universities and suppliers developed a revolutionary way of controlling a partially and highly automated vehicle, which is also compatible with today's control of manually driven and assisted vehicles. The idea was born at the Autonomous Vehicle Conference in Stuttgart four years ago. It includes pushing and stroking gestures similar to a rider-horse interaction, and is applied to a steering wheel and an unconventional device. First simulator results will be shown.

15:00

Smart HMI on steering wheel: a future perspective

Arun Muthumani
Senior research engineer, human factors
Autoliv
SWEDEN
The rise of autonomy in vehicles will change the way we interact with the steering wheel. Depending on the autonomy level, the interaction with the steering wheel could be simpler or even more complex. The presentation will discuss opportunities for novel vehicle-driver interaction with the steering wheel that could enhance the future interaction design on the wheel. Additionally, the presentation will address the possibility to integrate driver state sensing, which could aid adaptive interfaces to enhance driving experience in the future. Future steering wheels pave the way for new interaction possibilities and intelligence.

15:30 - 16:15

Break

16:15

Thrill the trucker: mobile VR simulation in UX guerrilla interviews

Friedrich Niehaus
Project manager
Daimler AG
GERMANY
How can VR help in user-centered interior and HMI developments? The presentation will discuss a new VR tool for qualitative user research. It will provide insights into the importance of context in qualitative questionnaires with naive respondents, and will also explore the silent trucker majority: why mobility is important in trucker-centered HMI developments. The presentation will also discuss cost-sensitive capital goods: user-centric design on a budget.

16:45

XR – the new automotive UX?

Patrice Reilhac
Innovation Director
Valeo CDA
GERMANY
We will explore the use of XR/VR/AR in cars and make a comparison of selected concepts and use cases. The presentation will then discuss VoyageXR, the virtual passenger experience platform. This will include VoyageXR integration and the use of 4G and 5G, plus the impact this will have on future AV interiors.

17:15

Passenger activity recognition for future assistance systems in automated cars

Dr Michael Voit
Group manager perceptual user interfaces
Fraunhofer IOSB
GERMANY
The presentation will discuss body pose estimation, interaction recognition, activity classification and handover time modeling.
Please Note: This conference programme may be subject to change

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