On Monday the 17th of September 2018, the 7. Bavarian Traffic Safety Conference is held in the BMW Welt in Munich. The WIVW contributes with the following presentation: 

  • Individuality of motorcycling. Behaviour and Perception of Motorcyclists and Rider-Vehicle Interaction

Furthermore, the WIVW is participating in the panel discussion with the Bavarian minister of state Joachim Herrmann, as well as other representatives from politics, police,  road and traffic authorities, manufacturers, researchers and associations.

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.

From  16.-19. April 2018, the WIVW is attending the Transportation Research Arena in Vienna. The following presentation gives insight on previous work conducted with the Hamburg Port Authority:

  • New ways for roadway design – Using driving simulation to restructure the Finkenwerder Ring in the Port of Hamburg aiming at enhanced traffic safety and reliability

Further information on the conference can be found here.



The WIVW attends the Safe2Wheelers workshop on „Active Safety Technologies and V2X Concepts”, which is held on 21st of March 2018 in Southampton (GBR). A presentation on “Autonomous Emergency Braking for Motorcycles: testing active assistance systems and their interaction with the rider” will be given.

Further information on the event can be found here.

WIVW attends the Ricardo Motorcycle Conference 4.0 – Riding Future Technologies, which is held on 6th of October 2017 in in Milano (IT). Together with Robert-Bosch GmbH and KTM AG a presentation on Rider Profile Detection will be given.

Further information on the conference can be found here.

The WIVW participated in the Connected Motorcycle Consortium (CMC) Conference at BMW Welt Munich. The CMC was founded by BMW Motorrad, Honda and Yamaha with the aim of promoting Cooperative Intelligent Transportation Systems (C-ITS) for motorcycles.

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A further enhancement of traffic safety is possible by including motorcycles in recent Vehicle-2-X communication technologies. WIVW is assigned task leader of "Human-Machine Interface" (HMI).

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More information on the CMC can be found here.

The WIVW attends the Driving Simulation Conference (DSC) 2017, which is held from 6th to 8th of September 2017 in Stuttgart. The following talk will be presented:

  • The use of proprioceptive cues in order to enhance presence in a dynamic motorcycle riding simulator.

Further information on the conference 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 WIVW attends the mobil.TUM 2017, a conerecne which is held from 4th to 6th July 2017 in Munich. The following talk will be presented:

 New solutions for complex traffic situations: Requirements analysis and driving simulation of the Finkenwerder Ring in the Port of Hamburg

Further information on the conference can be found here.

The WIVW attends the Autonomous Vehicle Interior Design & Technology Symposium, which is held from the 20th to 21st June 2017 in Stuttgart. The following conference talk will be presented: 

  • Mode awareness issues in partially and highly automated driving

Please klick here for further information on the conference.

For the next SILAB version 6.0, landscape graphics have been subject to extended rework efforts. Real 3D-models exist now for trees, bushes and other plants, and landscape generators have been improved largely, so that even spots of gras can be displayed. Fields, woods and street plants have become more realistic as well. The following videos illustrate the improvements:

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The WIVW attends the 5th  International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention, which is held from March 20 - 22 2017 in Paris. The topic of the WIVW presentation is:

  • Measuring driver fatigue based on eyelid opening level

Further information on the conference can be foud here.

WIVW and VI-grade announced their co-operation as to the further development of the advanced WIVW motorcycle riding simulator, joining their technological expertise. Initially, the development of this dynamic motorcycle riding simulator was part of the ZIM funded project DESMORI, supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (KF 2012453RP3; partners: TU Darmstadt (FZD) and BMW Motorrad). In particular, the simulator is taking advantage of the real-time VI-BikeRealTime motorcycle dynamics simulation software from VI-grade. The simulator will be used for HMI-design, rider training as well as research on rider behavior in a broader sense (e.g. hazard perception or implementation of an autonomous brake assist). As a driving simulation software framework, WIVW SILAB will be relied on.

An extended version of the press release can be found here.

The WIVW presents two talks at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Europe Chapter Meeting, wich is held from 26th to 28th October 2016 in Prague:

  • A review of non-driving-related tasks used in studies on automated driving
  • How do naturalistic non-driving-related tasks influence take-over time and quality during highly automated driving?

Further information can be found at the conference homepage.

The WIVW presents a talk at the 8th International Conference on Autootive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, wich is held from 24th to 26th October 2016 in Ann Arbor:

  • Your turn or my turn? Design of a Human-Machine Interface for Conditional Automation.

More information on the conference can be found here.

The WIVW will attend the 11th International Motorcycle Conference, which is held from the 3rd to the 4th October in Cologne, with the following presentation:

  • Assessing Powered Two Wheelers' display and control concepts – results from a pilot study

Further information on the conference can be found here.

The WIVW will attend the "Bicycle and Motorcycle Dynamics Conference 2016 "Symposium on the Dynamics and Control of Single Track Vehicles", which is held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA from 21st to 23rd September 2016. The following talk will be presented:

  • Bringing single track vehicle dynamics to motorcycle riding simulators – results of a pilot study

Further information regarding the conference 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)

At the Autonomous Vehicle Test & Development Symposium 2016, which is held fomr May 31st to June 2nd 2016 in Stuttgart, the WIVW will present the following talk:

  • A controllability assessment of hands-free partially automated driving

More information on the symposium can be found here.