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Study that assesses passenger comfort in autonomous vehicles will start soon

Time to experience the future of mobility. The Interdisciplinary Center for Driver Assistance Systems (I-FAS) at Chemnitz University of Technology will be conducting a study on Passenger Comfort between 4 March and 20 March 2019. The study will take place in the parking lot of the Chemnitz Exhibition Center. “During the experiment, the subjects are automatically driven through a short course,” says Dr.-Ing. Katharina Simon, fellow at the Professorship of Ergonomics and Innovation Management at Chemnitz University of Technology. The goal of the study is to find out how automated driving can look when the passenger is also happy. Those interested in participating can register via e-mail with Madeleine Bankwitz at:

Background: I-FAS

The Interdisciplinary Center for Driver Assistance Systems at Chemnitz University is a project of researchers from the General Professorships, Occupational Psychology (Prof. Dr. Josef Krems, Project leader), Labor and Innovation Management (Prof. Dr. Angelika Bullinger-Hoffmann) and Communications Engineering (formerly Prof. Dr. Gerd Wanielik). They oversee various projects covering drivers of different age groups in the area of highly automated driving. The goal of the “DriveMe” follow-up project “KomfoPilot” is to estimate and improve the experience during automated driving in “real time”. The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Further information is available from Dr.-Ing. Katharina Simon, Professorship of Ergonomics and Innovation Management, Phone 0371 531-19926, E-mail

(Translation: Jeffrey Karnitz)

Matthias Fejes

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