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Future Mobility Lab

User Acceptance


Growing urbanization and changing social mobility are causing new challenges regarding individual and customizable mobility. Developments within the automotive sector are strongly influenced by information and communication technology for example in the field of highly automated driving which has enormous potential concerning safety, comfort and efficiency. In the past few years the technology of highly automated driving has evolved immensely. Beyond the technological maturity user-centered and socially compatible launch of new technologies is a remarkable challenge. This is especially the case with automated driving. From social perspective there are undeniable advantages but at the same time users are afraid of losing control, takeover from outside and loss of responsibility inside the car. So far a methodical elaboration of factors is missing, which determines user-specific presentation of information and acceptance of highly automated driving. This could be addressed by a specific interdisciplinary approach for development, testing and introduction to market. The objective of this project is to create and empirically validate a design space, which associates characteristics of the driver (e.g. attitudes, prior knowledge, mental models) in various driving scenarios (partly/fully automated) with regard to requirements concerning the presentation of information inside the car and requirements of users (data release, storage, data security), which are relevant for acceptance.



Teresa Schmidt, M.A.
Human-Computer Interaction Center (HCIC)
+49 241 80 49226
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Project duration

10/2017 – 09/2018

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Project partner

Lehrstuhl für Communication Science (HCIC)
Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika)

Supported by

RWTH Strategy Fund