interACT @ the 25th ITS World Congress

17-21 September 2018 | Copenhagen, Denmark

interACT organized a Special Interest Session entitled “SIS14: User-centric approaches enabling wider acceptance of Automated Vehicles in mixed traffic” on Monday September 17th, 2018 together with the other ART04 projects TrustVehicle and BRAVE. This session attracted great interest; about 100 participants joined the presentations and filled the room completely.
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. 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, Senior Researcher, ICCS, Greece
List of Speakers:
• Anna Schieben, Team leader Human-Machine Integration, DLR, Germany; coordinator interACT project
• Daniel Watzenig, Head of Department Electrics/Electronics & Software, Virtual Vehicle Research Center, Austria; coordinator TrustVehicle project
• Florent Anon, European projects manager, Mov’eo, France; dissemination manager BRAVE project
• 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, USA; AVintent project – twinning project of interACT
interACT also participated in the EC break-out session for ART04 projects which was held on 18th September 2018 at the EC booth. interACT and its sister projects BRAVE and TrustVehicle presented their objectives and status of the work. Attendants got informed about the safety and the end-user acceptance aspects of road automation and had the chance to listen to a 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.

Furthermore, our coordinator Anna Schieben, gave some insight into experiences made with the twinning exercise of interACT with the US project AVintent during the ETNA 2020 Workshop, taking place at the ITS World Congress on 19th September 2018.

The presentation is available here