Shaping Automated Driving for Human Mobility Needs: Fluid Human Systems Interaction Symposium

May 9 – 10, 2023

MP09 Liebenauer Tangente 4/6, Graz, Austria

About the symposium

The uptake of automated driving vehicles in today’s automotive markets has been developing slower than many have expected. Therefore, in line with the European partnership for cooperative and connected automated mobility (CCAM) strategy [1] which emphasizes the importance of creating benefits of automated driving to society in general, the European research project HADRIAN has evaluated a holistic approach to shape automated driving to meet societal mobility needs. Rather than merely focusing on the vehicle functions per se, three pillars were investigated toward creating such benefits of automated driving: (1) road information infrastructure that provides safety critical information to the AD vehicle, (2) fluid human systems interactions (HSI) in the vehicle that adapt to driver needs, and (3) a driver competence-increasing automated driving tutoring application. The idea is to shape the automated driving functions around human needs rather than the other way around. Over the last three years, the HADRIAN consortium has investigated innovations within this scope and tested and demonstrated them in driving simulators and in real vehicles on test tracks and open roads. At this symposium the project highlights will be presented, hands-on demonstrators will be displayed, and information booths and two workshops will allow the symposium attendants to directly interact with the researchers and engineers about their innovations to initiate collaboration and prepare next steps.

Keynote speakers will address the importance of such a holistic approach for automated driving innovation at a press conference.

  • Jost Bernasch, CEO of Virtual Vehicle Research GmbH, will give an overview on Designing automated driving for human mobility needs.
  • Horst Bischof, vice rector for Research at the TU Graz, will give an overview on the research landscape and sketch the bigger picture.
  • Erich Ramschak, head of the global business development for ADAS at AVL, will provide the perspective from the vehicle industry.
  • Patrick Wunderl, C-ITS service manager at the ASFINAG GmbH, will provide the perspective of the road infrastructure.
  • Peter Mörtl, human-systmes-integrator at Virtual Vehicle Research GmbH and coordinator of HADRIAN, will summarise the project and give an outlook on the  fHSI Symposium.

After the press conference, innovations will be presented in three demonstrator vehicles by Virtual Vehicle Research GmbH, Tecnalia Research & Innovation, and Ford Otosan. In addition, at several booths specific innovations from the HADRIAN project will be presented:

  1. Safety methods: Key Performance Indicators for safe ADAS including human reliability assessment (Virtual Vehicle Research GmbH, Austria and National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
  2. Simulated Driving Scenarios for AD Evaluations (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
  3. Open Access Driver state database (University of Granada, Spain)
  4. Incorporating Road Infrastructure Information into the Trajectory Planner for Automated driving (Virtual Vehicle Research GmbH)
  5. Facilitating Automated Driving via Road Infrastructure Support (ASFINAG, Austria)
  6. Facilitating Driver Competences for Automated Driving through an In-Vehicle Tutoring Application (Virtual Vehicle Research GmbH)

In the afternoon, the main results of the HADRIAN project will be briefed and discussed in a moderated group setting. At an evening event symposium attendants will be able to network while enjoying good food. On May 10th, the second workshop will address how the lessons learned from the HADRIAN project can be taken-up by other research activities, specifically, the ongoing European project HEIDI. A series of consecutive workshops will be announced to carry the innovations and discussion results further toward realization.



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