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Cooperative interaction between driver and vehicle


Cooperative interaction between driver and vehicle
Original Language Title: 
Kooperative Fahrer-Fahrzeug-Interaktion

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.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
Ministry for Science and Education (BMBF)
Type of funding:
Programme Other: 
Call MTI for intelligent mobility: reliable technology for mobile people
Funding Source(s): 
Federal Ministry for Science and Education BMBF

Robert Bosch GmbH, Car Multimedia, Leonberg

Daimler AG, Research and Advanced Engineering, Ulm
European Media Laboratory GmbH, Heidelberg
University of Heilbronn, UniTyLab
University of Stuttgart, Institute of digitale ethics
University of Ulm, Institute for media informatics and Institute for psychology

VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH
Steinplatz 1
Contact country:
+49 (0) 30 310078-0
Fax Number: 
+49 (0) 30 310078-141