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Cooperative interaction between driver and vehicle

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Project Acronym
STRIA Roadmaps
Connected and automated transport (CAT)
Transport policies


Background & Policy context

Mobility is a key factor in our daily lives. Therefore, new systems of the human-technology interaction should be developed which contribute to more safety, comfort and reliability in this area.

A more promising approach may be partially automated driving where the vehicle cooperates quite well with the person behind the wheel, especially in repetitive or dangerous driving situations.




The project aims at exploring how a partially automated vehicle as a cooperation between driver and automatic driving functions will work. Therefore, it is necessary to analyse whether driver and vehicle identify critical traffic situations and react together.

The cooperative and intelligent assistance system provides new interaction concepts and technologies that meet the unique demands of the partial and highly automated driving, especially with regard to acceptance and reliability of automated vehicles.



Theoretical models are designed taking into account traffic conditions as well as driver and vehicle condition. These models then allow for innovative approaches for an intuitive interaction between vehicle and driver. Therefore, natural language dialogs and intuitive graphical elements are developed and tested. The validation of the system takes place, making use of the driving simulator as well as on public roads. In addition, all development steps in ethical and legal perspective are constructively and permanently accompanied.


Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
Ministry for Science and Education (BMBF)
Type of funding
Public (national/regional/local)
Other Programme
Call MTI for intelligent mobility: reliable technology for mobile people
Funding Source
Federal Ministry for Science and Education BMBF


Lead Organisation
EU Contribution
Partner Organisations
EU Contribution


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