In the EU-funded L3Pilot project, WIVW has published a study on mobility impacts of highly automated driving in cooperation with VTT Technical Research Center of Finland in the peer-reviewed Transportation (Springer) journal. The publication with the title

  • Travel experience matters: Expected personal mobility impacts after simulated L3/L4 automated driving

is available here

As a result of the works of the WIVW within the project EMotion, a peer-reviewed open access paper was published. The work entitled

  • Towards the Future of Sustainable Mobility: Results from a European Survey on (Electric) Powered-Two Wheelers

is available in the  special issue "Perspectives on the Role of Powered Two-Wheelers in Future Road Transport" of the journal Sustainability and is available here for free.

In cooperation with Prof. Martin Baumann of the University of Ulm, the WIVW has published a study on the effects of sleep on driving behavior and take-over performance in automated driving in the internationally renowned journal Accident Analysis and Prevention:

  • Sleep inertia in automated driving: Post-sleep take-over and driving performance.

The article is available for free for a limited time here.

Today, the Connected Motorcycle Consortium (CMC) unveiled its Basic Specification containing research results, White Papers, requirements, technical specifications, definitions, test reports, guidelines, recommendations... regarding Powered Two-Wheeler C-ITS. WIVW contributed to human factors related topics such as the HMI Guideline for C-ITS Applications.

The documents of the Basic Specification can be found here.



The WIVW published a new article in the Journal of Applied Ergonomics:

  • Relation between riding pleasure and vehicle dynamics - Results from a motorcycle field test

Within the first 50 days, the article can be downloaded here free of charge.

The WIVW attends the 22rd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 2020 (HCII) with the following presentation:

  • A Methodological Approach to Determine the Benefits of External HMI During Interactions Between Cyclists and Automated Vehicles: A Bicycle Simulator Study

The virtual conference is held from 19th to 24rd of July. The conference homepage can be found here.

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 is entitled "Sleep in highly automated driving: Takeover performance after waking up".

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.

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.

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).

The recent volume of the SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars - Electronic and Electrical Systems-V127-7EJ contains a simulator study conducted by the WIVW, evaluating a left turn assist for intersections:

  • HMI for Left Turn Assist (LTA)

The study can be found here.

The current issue of the internationally renommated journal Transportation Research Part F contains a publication by WIVW authors:

  • "Please watch right" – Evaluation of a speech-based on-demand assistance system for urban intersections.

The article can be found here.

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.

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)

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)

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:

  • Controllability of Partially Automated Driving functions – Does it matter whether drivers are allowed to take their hands off the steering wheel? (free download)