AutoAkzept Automation ohne Unsicherheit zur Erhöhung der Akzeptanz Automatisierten und Vernetzten Fahrens


Autonomous Driving promises multiple advantages, like an increase of road safety, as well as an increase in time – drivers can read or work, while the car drives to the destination automatically. Despite that, the use of autonomous driving can also lead to insecurities: Do I have to take control, because automation is not fitted for all situations? Do I get sick while reading? Has my car really recognised the cyclist in front of me? A high degree of insecurity during the interaction with an automated system can lead to a reduced trust in automation, and with this in a decrease in use of automation, which again results in a reduction of the promised advantages.

In AutoAkzept, OFFIS has – in cooperation with our project partners – the hypothesis that the driving style as well as the interaction with the driver by the human-machine interface have the most relevant influence on the acceptance of automation. OFFIS will define, implement, and evaluate different driving styles and associated human-machine communication strategies in a research prototype.


External Leader

Uwe Drewitz, DLR
Improving the detection of user uncertainty in automated overtaking maneuvers by combining contextual, physiological and individualized user data

Trende Alexander, Hartwich Franziska, Schmidt Cornelia, Fränzle Martin; International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction; 0Juli / 2020

Tracking and Evaluation of Human State Detections in Adaptive Autonomous Vehicles

Niermann Dario, Trende Alexander, Lüdtke Andreas; International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction; 0Juli / 2020

Towards user-focused vehicle automation: the architectural approach of the AutoAkzept project

Drewitz Uwe, Ihme Klas, Bahnmüller Carsten, Fleischer Tobias, La HuuChuong, Pape Anna-Antonia, Gräfing Daniela, Niermann Dario, Trende Alexander ; International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction; 0Juli / 2020

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.
IAV GmbH Ingenieurgesellschaft Auto und Verkehr
TU Chemnitz
TWT GmbH Science & Innovation


Start: 01.10.2018
End: 31.03.2021

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