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Progress enables the creation of more automated and intelligent machines with increasing abilities that open up new roles between humans and machines. Only with a proper design for the resulting cooperative human–machine systems, these advances will make our lives easier, safer and enjoyable rather than harder and miserable. Starting from examples of(More)
– Enabled by scientific, technological and societal progress, and pulled by human demands, more and more aspects of our life can be assisted or automated by technical artefacts. One example is the transportation domain, where in the sky commercial aircraft are flying highly automated most of the times and where on the roads a gradual revolution takes place(More)
Enabled by scientific, technological and societal progress, and pulled by human demands, more and more aspects of our life can be assisted or automated. One example is the transportation domain, where in the sky commercial aircraft are highly automated, and on the roads a gradual revolution takes place towards assisted, highly automated or fully automated(More)
This overview article describes the goals, concepts and very preliminary results of the subproject " Joint System " within the EU-project HAVEit. The goal of HAVEit is to develop and investigate vehicle automation beyond ADAS systems, especially highly automated driving, where the automation is doing a high percentage of the driving, while the driver is(More)
Increasingly complex technology offers benefits, but can also bring unintended consequences for users, designers, engineers or society. Most of these risks can be minimized and benefits maximized by using and constantly improving human factors design methods and concepts. In this overview article, a couple of concepts are described that the authors found(More)
In this paper, the theater-system technique, a method for agile designing and testing of system behavior and interaction concepts is described. The technique is based on the Wizard-of-Oz approach, originally used for emulating automated speech recognition, and is extended towards an interactive, user-centered design technique. The paper describes the design(More)
Vehicle-to-infrastructure communication in combination with vehicle automation opens up new vistas to improve traffic flow efficiency at signalised intersections. Manoeuvres of automated vehicles can be adjusted according to information on the traffic light signal status and its phase change. However, even when driving automated the driver onboard needs to(More)
Automotive HMI design evaluation methods, such as usability assessments, attention and reaction time measurements require full working HMI prototypes to assess the usability and the subjects' performances in realistic situations. The theater-system technique and model-based prediction methods do not depend on functional HMI implementations and therefore(More)
The study investigated driver behavior toward an automatic steering intervention of a collision mitigation system. Forty participants were tested in a driving simulator and confronted with an inevitable collision. They performed a naïve drive and afterwards a repeated exposure in which they were told to hold the steering wheel loosely. In a third drive they(More)