Mobility is a key factor in our daily lives. Therefore, new advanced systems of the human-technology interaction should be developed which contribute to more safety, comfort and reliability in this area. For this purpose, automated driving offers great potential since its acceptance is closely related to a positive driving experience. Automated vehicles should therefore adapt to the comfort and sense of security of the user.
The aim of the project "KomfoPilot" is to assess and to improve the driving experience of users in "real time" making use of automated driving.
The adaptation of the driving style in the automated vehicle according to the individual preferences can improve significantly the required acceptance by the users.
With regard to data protection - information about the situation of the user, of the vehicle, as well as of the environment are recorded and evaluated with the help of innovative sensors. Depending on the recognized situation, the driving style of the automated vehicle as well as the presentation of information to the user will individually adjust so that driving experience will improve. For example, in busy rush hour traffic, vehicle distances can be increased, braking processes can be started more smoothly and earlier and detailed information on planned manoeuvres can be displayed. The influence of these developments on the driving experience is evaluated in terms of studies with test person in the driving simulator as well as in the automated vehicle on the road.