Safety and comfort assessment methods of HMI systems for automated driving

The interface between driver/passenger and automated vehicle plays a crucial role for acceptance, safety and comfort. Human-centric aspects are of major importance for the development of related objective assessment methods.

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Tender Information

  • Experimental investigation on the influence of HMI systems and techniques to the comfort of vehicle operation
  • Safety aspects of the HMI in electric (automated) vehicles with focus on the questions:
    – How does the use of AR affect the safety of vehicle operation
    – How does the absence of engine sound affect the comfort and safety when operating an electric vehicle
    – Ergonomic aspects of HMI in electric vehicle
  • Development of safety and comfort assessment methods of HMI systems
  • Development of contextual HMI system concepts with minimal obtrusiveness and optimal acceptance and performance

In the proposal for PhD funding, scientific institutions describe:

  • The scientific ability and (if necessary) the required infrastructure to scientifically guide and supervise the PhD candidate
  • The research plan and the focus for the advertised thesis
  • The publication and dissemination plan
  • The teaching plan (courses, trainings, etc.) for the doctoral studies
  • Planned supporting master’s and bachelor theses
  • Total costs of the PhD thesis as well as requested total amount of financial contribution from VIRTUAL VEHICLE (note: adequacy of costs is a major decision criterion)
  • The application comprises the scientific CV of the PhD candidate and the supervising professor at the scientific institution


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