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Cognitive & Engineering Psychology
Cognitive & Engineering Psychology


Light-based communication between automated vehicles and other road users

Project partners


Ford GmbH


BMVI (German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure), funding code: 16AVF2016A  




There are many challenges linked to the development of automated vehicles. One of these challenges is concerned with communication between automated vehicles and other road users. Therefore, the key targets of the research project InMotion are the development and the implementation of light-based communication concepts between automated vehicles and vulnerable road users (e.g., pedestrians or cyclists). Within the project, the Professorship of Cognitive and Engineering Psychology has several tasks. One important task is the collection and classification of situations in which cooperation between automated vehicles and others is needed. These descriptions are used to select specific situations to conduct them in several user studies. Another important task of the professorship is the development of HMI concepts for the communication of the stated road users. In the end, the results are used to derive requirements and recommendations for the implementation of light-based communication concepts within a demonstrator.

Contact Dr. Matthias Beggiato (coordinator)
Staff M. Sc. Josephine Halama, M. Sc. Ann-Christin Hensch


Hensch, A., Halama, J., Ackermann, C., Beggiato, M., Neumann, I., & Krems, J. (2018). Kommunikation zwischen Fußgängern und Fahrzeugen. Querungsintentionen und Interaktionsverhalten im Niedriggeschwindigkeitsbereich. In VDI (Eds.). Fahrerassistenzsysteme und automatisiertes Fahren 2018, VDI-Berichte 2335 (p. 323-336). Düsseldorf: VDI-Verlag GmbH. ISBN 978-3-18-092335-2.

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