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WIVW at the Ricardo Motorcycle Conference 4.0

WIVW attends the Ricardo Motorcycle Conference 4.0 – Riding Future Technologies, which is held on 6th of October 2017 in in Milano (IT). Together with Robert-Bosch GmbH and KTM AG a presentation on Rider Profile Detection will be given.


Further information on the conference can be found here.

Connected Motorcycle Consortium (CMC)

The WIVW participated in the Connected Motorcycle Consortium (CMC) Conference at BMW Welt Munich. The CMC was founded by BMW Motorrad, Honda and Yamaha with the aim of promoting Cooperative Intelligent Transportation Systems (C-ITS) for motorcycles.

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A further enhancement of traffic safety is possible by including motorcycles in recent Vehicle-2-X communication technologies. WIVW is assigned task leader of "Human-Machine Interface" (HMI).

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More information on the CMC can be found here.

Driving Simulation Conference (DSC) 2017

The WIVW attends the Driving Simulation Conference (DSC) 2017, which is held from 6th to 8th of September 2017 in Stuttgart. The following talk will be presented:

  • The use of proprioceptive cues in order to enhance presence in a dynamic motorcycle riding simulator.

Further information on the conference can be found here.

WIVW joins Connected Motorcycle Consortium

The WIVW joins Connected Motorcycle Consortium. The Connected Motorcycle Consortium (CMC) is a non-profit organisation established by key OEM's with the unilateral goal to promote and develop Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) to benefit all stakeholders and enhance rider safety. The WIVW will mainly contribute with its expertise on human factors research and motorcycle riding simulation.

Further information on the CMC can be found here.

WIVW at the mobil.TUM 2017

The WIVW attends the mobil.TUM 2017, a conerecne which is held from 4th to 6th July 2017 in Munich. The following talk will be presented:

 New solutions for complex traffic situations: Requirements analysis and driving simulation of the Finkenwerder Ring in the Port of Hamburg

Further information on the conference can be found here.

WIVW at the The Autonomous Vehicle Interior Design & Technology Symposium 2017

The WIVW attends the Autonomous Vehicle Interior Design & Technology Symposium, which is held from the 20th to 21st June 2017 in Stuttgart. The following conference talk will be presented: 

  • Mode awareness issues in partially and highly automated driving

Please klick here for further information on the conference.

Preview: SILAB 6.0

For the next SILAB version 6.0, landscape graphics have been subject to extended rework efforts. Real 3D-models exist now for trees, bushes and other plants, and landscape generators have been improved largely, so that even spots of gras can be displayed. Fields, woods and street plants have become more realistic as well. The following videos illustrate the improvements:

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WIVW at the International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention

The WIVW attends the 5th  International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention, which is held from March 20 - 22 2017 in Paris. The topic of the WIVW presentation is:

  • Measuring driver fatigue based on eyelid opening level

Further information on the conference can be foud here.

WIVW and VI-grade develop advanced motorcycle riding simulator

WIVW and VI-grade announced their co-operation as to the further development of the advanced WIVW motorcycle riding simulator, joining their technological expertise. Initially, the development of this dynamic motorcycle riding simulator was part of the ZIM funded project DESMORI, supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (KF 2012453RP3; partners: TU Darmstadt (FZD) and BMW Motorrad). In particular, the simulator is taking advantage of the real-time VI-BikeRealTime motorcycle dynamics simulation software from VI-grade. The simulator will be used for HMI-design, rider training as well as research on rider behavior in a broader sense (e.g. hazard perception or implementation of an autonomous brake assist). As a driving simulation software framework, WIVW SILAB will be relied on.

An extended version of the press release can be found here.

WIVW at the HFES Europe Chapter Meeting 2016 in Prague

The WIVW presents two talks at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Europe Chapter Meeting, wich is held from 26th to 28th October 2016 in Prague:

  • A review of non-driving-related tasks used in studies on automated driving
  • How do naturalistic non-driving-related tasks influence take-over time and quality during highly automated driving?

Further information can be found at the conference homepage.

WIVW at the Auto-UI 2016

The WIVW presents a talk at the 8th International Conference on Autootive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, wich is held from 24th to 26th October 2016 in Ann Arbor:

  • Your turn or my turn? Design of a Human-Machine Interface for Conditional Automation.

More information on the conference can be found here.

WIVW at the 11th International Motorcycle Conference

The WIVW will attend the 11th International Motorcycle Conference, which is held from the 3rd to the 4th October in Cologne, with the following presentation:

  • Assessing Powered Two Wheelers' display and control concepts – results from a pilot study

Further information on the conference can be found here.

WIVW at the Bicycle and Motorcycle Dynamics Conference 2016

The WIVW will attend the "Bicycle and Motorcycle Dynamics Conference 2016 "Symposium on the Dynamics and Control of Single Track Vehicles", which is held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA from 21st to 23rd September 2016. The following talk will be presented:

  • Bringing single track vehicle dynamics to motorcycle riding simulators – results of a pilot study

Further information regarding the conference can be found here.

WIVW study published in Applied Ergonomics

The January issue 2017 of the international journal "Applied Ergonomics" contains a publication by the WIVW. In two subsequent simulator studies, an assessment of whether total-eyes-off-road-times while driving and using an infotainment system can be predicted via keystroke-level-modeling is performed:

  • Evaluating distraction of in-vehicle information systems while driving by predicting total eyes-off-road times with keystroke level modeling (free download)

WIVW at the Autonomous Vehicle Test & Development Symposium 2016

At the Autonomous Vehicle Test & Development Symposium 2016, which is held fomr May 31st to June 2nd 2016 in Stuttgart, the WIVW will present the following talk:

  • A controllability assessment of hands-free partially automated driving

More information on the symposium can be found here.

WIVW at the Cooperation Forum Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

On May 12th 2016 the WIVW presents the following talk at the Bayern Innovativ Cooperation Forum Advanced Driver Assistance Systems:

  • Neue Technologien und Herausforderungen - Fahrerassitenzsysteme für zweirädrige Anwendung

More information on the cooperation forum can be found here.

WIVW at the 2016 VI-Grade Users Conference

The WIVW held a presentation at the 2016 VI-Grade Users Conference entitled

  • Bringing Motorcylcle Dynamics to the Rider - Technical Solutions and their Contribution to Speed Perception in a Motorcycle Riding Simulator

Furter information on the conference can be found here

WIVW host of the Safe2Wheelers "Accidentology and Motorcycle Simulator Workshop"

Safe2Wheelers COST Action aims at improving PTW safety with a holistic and integrated approach by acquiring, unifying and coordinating PTW safety research and ensuring broad dissemination towards PTW users, industry and public authorities.
Therefore, the idea is In order to bring together international experts working in the field of motorcycle safety for a mutual knowledge exchange, Safe2Wheelers will organize a workshop focusing on Accidentology and Simulators. An overview of best practices and results from PTW accident investigations and different existing motorcycle simulators shall be given and different technical solutions as well as potential use cases will be discussed. The workshop is open to industry and other researchers outside the COST Action network so that the dissemination of latest scientific findings is ensured.

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The workshop will start with a plenary session bringing Working Group 1 (PTW Accidentology) and Working Group 2 (Motorcycle Simulators) participants together. Afterwards the two focus groups will split up in separated sessions. A bus transfer to visit the motorcycle simulators at WIVW will be arranged for WG2 participants. A draft agenda for the workshop can be found here.
More information about Safe2Wheelers can be found in: www.safe2wheelers.eu

WIVW at the Traffic Environment, Primary and Secondary Safety Workshop

On March 10th 2016, the WIVW presented a talk at the Traffic Environment, Primary and Secondary Safety Workshop (COST Action) entitled:

  • Investigating the potential of a V2X based intersection support using the Motorcycle-Car Multi-Driver Simulation

Further information on the workshop can be found here.

WIVW study published in Transportation Research Part F

The current issue of the international journal "Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour" contains a publication by the WIVW. In a simulator study, a controllability assessment of a partially automated driving function was conducted:

  • Secondary task engagement and vehicle automation – Comparing the effects of different automation levels in an on-road experiment (free download)