Mobility is an essential part of our society. Without an efficient transport system, people would not be able to get to work on time and could not spend their free time as flexibly as they do today. Worldwide recognizable trends such as digitization and automated driving are indicating a profound change. The way we travel in cities is going to change dramatically. The technical characteristics of a means of transport are becoming less important as a selection criterion. If railways, buses, bicycles and cars find themselves on a common digital platform, a close interlink of different modes of transport and their convenient use far beyond the previously known extent can arise. A great challenge of digitization is to make these complex systems easily accessible to users and to provide information on an individualized manner. It remains to be seen whether we gain sovereignty for users or whether we turn away from the "beautiful new traffic world" for fear of being overwhelmed.
The aim of FX-Future eXperience is to pick up on trends in the digitization and autonomous vehicles and to develop new innovative information and interaction designs for a mobility assistant giving all user groups easy access to future mobility offers. For this purpose, information and interaction designs for a digital assistant with Augmented Reality (AR) technologies will be developed. In the sense of user-centred design, information and interaction designs are created in several iterations and the user experience is evaluated in a virtual reality (VR) mobility test environment.
The development of a VR test environment enables the simulation of future mobility areas in order to investigate open questions for personalized information service solutions. Different situations can be created efficiently, and the information and interaction designs can be tested realistically and evaluated according to the situation. In order to achieve a high degree of reality, innovations in the area of mixed reality are aimed at, with the integration of real objects into the virtual environment.
As part of the user experience evaluation of test subjects, content-related, graphic and functional design guidelines for information and interaction design will be derived for future mobility assistants. These design guidelines ensure that innovative mobility offers can be made available to all user groups in a simple and uncomplicated way. In addition to technical innovation, the project also contributes to social innovation. Digital assistants are an important interface for the diversity of demand-oriented mobility services. The results of this project thus contribute to the development of a consistent "Mobility as a Service" and support the reduction of motorized individual traffic.