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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 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 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)

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:

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

 

WIVW study published in Accident Analysis & Prevention

WIVW researchers recently published the following article in the journal Accident Analysis & Prevention 83(2015):

  • Car Gestures - Advisory warning using additional steering wheel angles

The article presents and evaluates an advisory warning system based on additional steering wheel angles. The driving simulator study with N=24 subjects compared the innovative concept of Car Gestures with an established warning concept using the head-up display and a baseline drive without any assistance to the driver. Besides driver acceptance objective driving parameters were studied and the controllability of gestures in the wrong direction measured. The research was financed by Honda Research Institute Europe GmbH.

The paper is available here.

 

WIVW study on workload assessment of PTW published in IET Intelligent Transport Systems

The following study was published in the current issue of IET Intelligent Transport Systems:

  • Powered two wheelers’ workload assessment with various methods using a motorcycle simulator

The paper gives an overview on three experimental studies: First, the sensitivity of different workload parameters was investigated. These parameters were used in a second study, which dealt with the effects of various secondary tasks on workload. In a third study, the effects of eyes-off-road gazes while motorcycling were investigated using an occlusion technique. The studies were carried out in cooperation with the Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt).

The paper is available here.

 

WIVW study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology

An alcohol calibration study of the WIVW is published in the current issue of the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology. The study aims at the standardized assessment of driving fitness under the influence of psychoactive medicines:

  • Driving performance under alcohol in simulated driving tasks representative: an alcohol calibration study for impairments related to medicinal drugs (free download)

The study validated an experimental arrangement in the driving simulation that allows a holistic assessment of driving fitness in accordance with real traffic driving tests. The data helps to assess the clinical relevance of impairments of medication in an efficient way and can support producers in optimizing their package inserts and prescribing information.

In 2012, the study was awarded 2nd place with the Road Safety Award of the Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt) and in 2013 with the Best Poster Award at the Congress of the International Society for CNS Clinical Trials and Methodology (ISCTM).

More information on "Clinical trials WIVW" can be found here.

TV report about simulator driving training for seniors

The WIVW simulator training for seniors is subject of a TV report of the Bavarian Broadcasting. Watch the video here.