The WIVW published a study on sleep inertia countermeasures during highly automated driving in the journal Information. The open-access-version entitled

  • Sleep Inertia Countermeasures in Automated Driving: A Concept of Cognitive Stimulation

can be downloaded here for free.

At the 11th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE) the WIVW will present the follwoing two works:

  •  How important is the plausibility of test scenarios within usability studies for AV HMI? and
  • Automated driving on the motorway: A users' perspective on conditional versus high automation

The conference will take place on 16 – 21th July. Due to the current pandemic, it is scheduled as a virtual event. All presentations can be accessed live by registered participants or recordings of the presentations can be downloaded afterwards. The link to the conference page can be found here.

A new study by WIVW authors has been published in the international journal Accident Analysis und Prevention. The paper entitled

  • Sleep in highly automated driving: Takeover performance after waking up

can be currently downloaded here free of charge. 

In a special issue by the Journal Information entitled "Test and Evaluation Methods for Human-Machine Interfaces of Automated Vehicles", an article authored by scientists from the WIVW GmbH and the Audi AG has been published. The article entitled 

  • Methodological Considerations Concerning Motion Sickness Investigations during Automated Driving

 can be downloaded here.

A current special issue of Safety Science, which deals with the research method of naturalistic driving studies, just published methodological considerations on naturalistic riding studies for Powered Two-Wheelers, authored by the WIVW.

The paper with the title

  • Methodological considerations regarding motorcycle naturalistic riding investigations based on the use of g-g diagrams for rider profile detection

can be accessed here for the next 50days for free.

A current special issue of the open-access journal Information, which deals with the topic of test and evaluation methods for human-machine interfaces of automated vehicles, just published a test procedure developed by the WIVW aiming at the standardization of the usability assessment of external Human-Machine Interfaces for automated vehicles.

The paper with the title

  • Standardized Test Procedure for External Human–Machine Interfaces of Automated Vehicles

can be accessed here.

Successful kick-off of the Emotion project! As part of this project, the WIVW will contribute to zero emission mobility within the next three years. Further information will follow shortly.





This project is supported with funds from the Climate and Energy Fund of the Austrian government and implemented in line with the "Zero Emission Mobility" programme. Further information can be found here:

The recent volume of the journal Traffic Injury Prevention contains an open access published literature review on active safety systems for powered two-wheelers created with WIVW contribution.
The paper titled

  • Active safety systems for powered two-wheelers: A systematic review

can be found here.

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 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 ( or Nadja Schömig (
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