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The current SILAB version 6.5 is available and contains many improvements to scenery and simulation. Nine new vehicle models are included. Sound barriers, industrial areas and bicycle lanes can now be designed. Within the pedestrian simulation, you can now use emergency personnel (police, fire brigade, rescue service), as well as animations for interactions with other road users. A totally reworked, clearer and more user-friendly version of SILAB-AEdit makes it easier than ever before to create your own scenarios. The improvements are rounded off by supporting the newest VR hardware and additions to developer interfaces. 


If you are already using SILAB, please contact silab@wivw.de or your personal support contact to find out how you can upgrade your installation.

On November 21st 2019, the WIVW is at the 5th Symposium Driving Simulation in Aachen with the following presentation:

  • Tackling Current Challenges for Driving Simulation and Human Factors Research

Further information on the symposium can be found here.

The WIVW will be present at the "Annual Meeting" of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) Europe Chapter, which will be held from October 2nd to 4th in Nantes. A presentation with the following title will be held: 

  • Driving with an L3 - motorway chauffeur: How do drivers use their driving time?

Further information on the conference can be found here

The WIVW will be at the DSC 2019 EuropeVR, which is held in Strasbourg from September 4-6, 2019. You can meet us at booth 25, presenting our driving simulation SILAB® on a small mobile driving simulator. In a conference talk, a comparison of resarch results between a Wizard-of-Oz vehicle and a static driving simulator will be featured. Further information on the conference can be found here

 

The WIVW bicycle simulator was further developed and now has a 360° panoramic view. The bicycle simulator runs on SILAB® with improved bicycle-specific driving dynamics also enabling the simulation of pedelecs. The list of features include an 11-speed electronic gear shift, a multi-function display, and a passive motion system.

The WIVW attends the 8th International Symposium on Naturalistic Driving Research, held on 13./14. August 2019 in Melbourne with the following presentation:

  • Methodological Considerations about Motorcycle Naturalistic Riding Investigations – An on-road study on rider fatigue

Further information on the event can be found here.

WIVW is hosting a workshop on the development of HMI Guidelines for Automated Vehicles at the Driving Assessment Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico (24.-27.06.2019).

Attendees of the DA conference are invited to participate in a workshop on the development of HMI Guidelines for Automated Vehicles. This workshop will follow the Driving Assessment 2019 Symposium, Thursday, June 27, 2019, beginning at 1:00 pm and ending around 6:30 pm (13:00-18:30) at the Eldorado Hotel, Santa Fe, New Mexico. If you plan to attend the workshop, please consider this when booking your flight, hotel room reservation and other travel expenses.

The workshop will be held with around 12 participants. It is intended for both practitioners and academics in the automotive domain who have previous experience in the ADAS HMI design, development and evaluation methods. The goal of the workshop is to bring together members of the human factors community to stimulate discussion and develop HMI guidelines and assessment methods for the safe and comfortable use of automated driving systems. The workshop will include hands-on experience and evaluation of rented series production partially automated vehicles, the application of an existing heuristic assessment method, and a joint revision of the assessment method based on the input of the workshop attendees.

If you are interested to participate in the workshop, please send an email with a short biography to the WIVW Group organizing committee, Katharina Wiedemann (wiedemann@wivw.de) or Nadja Schömig (schoemig@wivw.de).
As available places for the workshop are limited, attendees will be picked by the organizing committee based on the short biographies.

Important Dates:

  • Application possible from February 22nd until March 5th
  • Confirmation of attendance March 7th

Further information on the conference can be found here.

The WIVW presents the results from the working group „Rider Behaviour & Training“ at the Safe2Wheelers final event in Paris on February 7th 2019.

Furhter information on the event can be found here.

WIVW handed over a driving simulator for emergency training to the Polizeiakademie Berlin. Core part of the simulator is the SILAB® Scenario package "Emergency Training" that provides a selection of over 60 specific traffic situations from which the trainer can compile customized training sessions. The simulator hardware was delivered by our cooperation partner SiFaT Road Safety GmbH (Berlin).

Polizeiakademie Berlin

Clinical assessments in the field of traffic medicine are a crucial topic and are becoming increasingly important, especially regarding the intake of medication and driving. Here you can watch an interview on this topic by expert Yvonne Kaußner (WIVW) und Andreas Grund (GCP Service).

At the 6th International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention, which is held from 15th to 17th October 2018 in Gothenburg, the WIVW will be presenting the following talks: 

  • Physiological indicators for detecting a driver falling asleep during highly automated driving
  • Influence of motivational aspects and interruption effort of non-driving-related tasks on driver take-over performance in conditionally automated driving
  • Effects of secondary tasks on conditional automation state transitions while driving on freeways: Judgements and observations of driver workload

Futher information on the conference can be found here.

The WIVW attends the HFES Europe Chapter Meeting in Berlin, held from 08.10. to 10.10.2018 in Berlin. The follwowing works will be presented:

  • Prediction of Take-Over Time Demand in Highly Automated Driving
  • Expert Evaluation of Automated Driving HMIs - Does a Checklist-Based Method Work?

Furter information on the event can be found here

The WIVW represents the Connected Motorcycle Consortium (CMC) at the international motorcycle trade fare Intermot in Cologne (Connected Motorcycle World, hall 6).

Further information can be found here.

The WIVW attends the 12th International Motorcycle Conference, held from the  01.-02. October 2018 in Cologne with the following presentation:

  • Motorcycle HMI Design for Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS)

Further information on the event can be found here.

The WIVW organized  theSafe2Wheelers Event in Riva del Garda (It) focusing on Rider Behaviour and Training.

Further information on the event can be found here.

The WIVW attends the ITS World Congress, held from the  17.-21. September 2018 in Kopenhagen with the following presentation

  • "In-depth analysis of the accident blackspot "Finkenwerder Ring" in the Port of Hamburg and evaluation of countermeasures via driving simulation"

Further information on the event can be found here.

Das WIVW ist am 27. September 2018 auf dem FAS Workshop "Fahrerassistenz und automatisiertes Fahren" in Walting (Altmühltal)  mit dem Vortrag “Der Toleranzansatz als Methodik zur Bewertung der Kontrollierbarkeit höherer Eingriffsstärken bei Falschauslösung eines systeminitiierten Ausweichmanövers mit ESP-Aktorik” vertreten.

Nähere Informationen zu der Veranstaltung finden sich hier.

Das WIVW ist am 24. Oktober 2018 auf der Tagung "Aktive Sicherheit und automatisiertes Fahren - IEDAS"  in Ingolstadt mit dem Vortrag “Erweiterung

bestehender Kontrollierbarkeitsgrenzen für Fahrerassistenzsysteme – Bewertung der Kontrollierbarkeit höherer Eingriffsstärken bei

Falschauslösung eines systeminitiierten Ausweichmanövers mit ESP-Aktorik” vertreten.

Nähere Informationen zu der Veranstaltung finden sich hier.

 

 

 

The WIVW attends the final presentation of the Ko-HAF project, held at the 19th to 20th September 2018 in Rodgau-Dudenhofen. The WIVW will display several poster presentations and a driving simulator with SILAB®. 

Furhter information on the event, as well as the possiblity to sign up, can be found here.

On Monday the 17th of September 2018, the 7. Bavarian Traffic Safety Conference is held in the BMW Welt in Munich. The WIVW contributes with the following presentation: 

  • Individuality of motorcycling. Behaviour and Perception of Motorcyclists and Rider-Vehicle Interaction

Furthermore, the WIVW is participating in the panel discussion with the Bavarian minister of state Joachim Herrmann, as well as other representatives from politics, police,  road and traffic authorities, manufacturers, researchers and associations.