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)


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.


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.


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.

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