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The WIVW is presenting two conference papers at this year's International Conference on Applied Human Factors (AHFE) 2015 from 26.07.-30.07.2015 in Las Vegas:

  • Drivers' monitoring behaviour and interaction with non-driving related tasks during driving with different automation levels
  • The interaction between highly automated driving and the development of drowsiness

Further information can be found on the conference homepage.

The WIVW will attend the VI-Grade Users Conference 2015 (15th-16th April in Trieste, Italy) with the following conference talk:

  • Human Factors research at the Wuerzburg Institute for Traffic Sciences (WIVW) using SILAB scenario control.

The conference site can be found here.

Within the research initiative DESMORI, new virtual reality display technologies are being developed for driving simulators. By employing a blue screen chroma key technology, real vehicle and motorcycle mock ups can be integrated into the virtual SILAB environment. At the moment, the new technology is put to a test with our motorcycle simulation.

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The WIVW is presenting a paper at the 10th International Motorcycle Conference in Cologne (29.09 - 30.09.2014):

  • Motorcycle-car multi-driver simulation - a new methodological approach towards Powered Two Wheeler safety

Find the conference webpage here.

The WIVW is presenting the following paper at the "ELIV - Electronic in Vehicles 2014" (VDI-Tagung "Baden-Baden Spezial 2014", 23./24. September 2014):

  • Neukum, A. (2014). Kontrollierbarkeit bei fehlerhaften Eingriffen in Quer- und Längsdynamik: Bewertungskriterien und methodische Aspekte

The homepage of the event can be found here.

The WIVW is presenting a paper at the Driving Simulation Conference 2014 in Paris (04. – 05. September 2014):

  • Real vs. simulated surrounding traffic – Does it matter?

The conference webpage can be found here.

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The new Oculus expansion pack allows the use of OculusVR head-mounted displays. The integrated sensors for position detection allow the test driver to look around freely in all directions. The VR goggles are thus particularly suitable for simulators where the view is not restricted by a mockup, such as motorcycle and pedestrian simulators. The graphical output of SILAB has been modified to fit the optical parameters of the goggles in stereo 3D to deepen the sense of VR immersion.

Note: The expansion pack Oculus is available from version 4.0 of SILAB onwards.

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