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Towards User-Focused Automated Vehicles Supporting Mobile Office Work

Ihme, Klas and Walocha, Fabian and Wegener, Jan and Rehm, Johannes and Grolms, Gavin and Nguyen, Hoai Phuong and Niedling, Mathias and Elster, Denis and Trende, Alexander and Niermann, Dario and Drewitz, Uwe (2021) Towards User-Focused Automated Vehicles Supporting Mobile Office Work. In: Proceedings of the 7th Humanist Conference. 7th Humanist Conference, 24.-25. Okt. 2021, Rhodos, Griechenland.

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Advances in the development of vehicle automation promise that humans may soon be relieved from the burden of manual driving at least during certain phases. For instance, humans in future vehicles may use the cockpit as mobile office when highway automation is activated, but be the driver in rural areas, when full automation is not available. Since mobile office workers have different needs than drivers, this imposes specific requirements on in-vehicle software and hardware. One option to meet these requirements is the development of user-focused automation that puts human needs into the centre of system design. Systems with user-focused automation derive the current needs of the occupants by combining user and context monitoring using various sensors in real time. Based on this, the system behaviour could be adapted by adjusting the interior lighting or the information on a human-machine interface. Here, we present the current status of the development of a driving-simulator-based demonstrator for the interior of an automated vehicle supporting mobile office work through user-focused automation. In a first driving simulator study, we developed a real-time capable classifier to estimate the user’s current activity (driving, relaxing or working) and stress level. Next, we evaluated how different concepts of interior lighting including spectrally-adaptable ambient lights and focused spot lights as well as changes in the navigation system can support the different activities. In a final study, the different components will be integrated and evaluated to demonstrate the potential of user-focused automation to support varying needs of users in automated vehicles.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/143387/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Towards User-Focused Automated Vehicles Supporting Mobile Office Work
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Ihme, KlasUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-7911-3512UNSPECIFIED
Walocha, FabianUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0251-0157UNSPECIFIED
Wegener, JanUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2883-8334UNSPECIFIED
Grolms, GavinInstitut für VerkehrssystemtechnikUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Nguyen, Hoai PhuongUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4623-4764UNSPECIFIED
Elster, DenisSRH Fernhochschule Riedlingen / Uni Mainz / DLR-TSUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Drewitz, UweUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6542-9698UNSPECIFIED
Date:27 October 2021
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of the 7th Humanist Conference
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:User-focused automation; stress estimation; activity recognition; interior lighting; acceptance
Event Title:7th Humanist Conference
Event Location:Rhodos, Griechenland
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:24.-25. Okt. 2021
Organizer:HUMANIST - Virtual Center of Excellence
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Road Transport
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V ST Straßenverkehr
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - NGC KoFiF (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transportation Systems > Information Flow Modelling in Mobility Systems, BS
Institute of Transportation Systems > Research Infrastructure Management, BS
Deposited By: Ihme, Klas
Deposited On:10 Dec 2021 17:03
Last Modified:29 Mar 2023 00:48

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