interACT @ the 25th ITS World Congress

17-21 September 2018 | Copenhagen, Denmark

interact  organized a special interesting session entitled “SIS14: User-centric approaches enabling wider acceptance of Automated Vehicles in mixed traffic” on Monday the 17th of September, at the Room Nagoya (B4 M5) at 13:30 – 15:00.
The session with speakers from the EU, USA and Japan examined the evolution of research and technologies that can help AVs being widely accepted by the general public by increasing their overall safety and integration within mixed traffic environments. Focus was given on user-centric approaches with regard to AVs implementation and on communication issues with other road users.
The session aimed at gathering key players and stakeholders from industry and academia in the field of automated road transport and presenting the current status of the latest developments while at the same time highlighting relevant challenges and the outlook of those technologies.
Organiser: Anna Schieben, Team leader Human-Machine Integration, DLR, Germany
Moderator: Dr. Evangelia Portouli, Research Director, ICCS, Greece
List of Speakers:
• Anna Schieben, Team leader Human-Machine Integration, DLR, Germany
• Daniel Watzenig, Head of Department Electrics/Electronics & Software, Virtual Vehicle Research Center, Austria
• Florent Anon, European projects manager, Mov’eo, France
• Melissa Cefkin, Principle Researcher and Senior Manager, Nissan Research Center-Silicon Valley, United States
• Satoshi Kitazaki, Director, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Automotive Human Factors Research Center, Japan
• James Jenness, Senior Research Scientist, Center for Transportation, Technology & Safety Research, Westat, U.S.A

interact also paricipated in the EC break out session for ART04 projects which was held on the 18th September 2018. interACT and its sister projects BRAVE and TrustVehicle were only some of the EU projects that there were presented in the session. Attendants got informed about the safety and the end-user acceptance aspects of road automation and had the chance to watch a very interesting presentation under the title “The interACT project: Designing cooperative interaction of automated vehicles with other road users in traffic environments” by the interACT coordinator, Anna Schieben.

The presentation is available here