interACT at the TRA 2018

16th-19th April | Vienna, Austria

interACT had an energetic presence at TRA 2018, held in Vienna, Austria on the 16th-19th of April 2018. The conference included a great number of sessions, workshops, side events, technical tours and a Marketplace that included a Poster Exhibition and two events including the ΕΤΝΑ2020 Networking and Brokerage Event. The interACT project presented its activities through several means.

During the TRA 2018 the TUM VR pedestrian simulator was featured by our partners at the interACT booth at the EU stand. André Dietrich from TUM and Alex Tesch from DLR gave a great demonstration and the participants had the chance to experience traffic as pedestrians in Virtual Reality. Among the people who visited interACT booth and tried out the simulator was the European Commissioner for Transport Mrs. Violeta Bulc, the head of Horizon 2020 department in the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) Mr. Alan Haigh and Mrs. Signe Ratso, Director in the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Trade.

During the INV9 session entitled ‘’Managing the transition towards higher automation’’ which was organised on the 2nd day of TRA 2018, Anna Schieben, the coordinator of interACT had the chance to discuss the progress in the field of Automated Road Transport together with other participants from the EU and the US. The session focused on the safety of automated driving systems, user acceptance, human-centred design of automated vehicles, innovative modelling, design and engineering of road infrastructure and assess the socio-economic impacts.

Another participation of interACT project during the 3rd day, was in the ETNA 2020 Networking and Brokerage Event. Our coordinator Anna Schieben gave another presentation entitled ‘’ Example of a successful twinning project: The interACT Project twinning with AVintent project’’ to around twenty participants during the workshop. In Mrs Schieben’s presentation an overview of the two projects was presented and the results and experiences gained from the cooperation were described. The presentation is available here

Last but not least, two posters were presented at the TRA Marketplace on behalf of interACT.

  • “Ethnographic study of pedestrian decision-making processes to inform the design of external human-machine interaction concepts for autonomous vehicles”, Markus Rothmueller, Pernille Holm Rasmussen, Alexandra Vendelbo-Larsen, Ruth Madigan, Fanta Camara, Charles Fox, Oscar Giles, Gustav Markkula, Natasha Merat.The poster is available here
  • ‘’interACT Work Package 2– How Do Traffic Participants Interact in Current Urban Scenarios and How This Helps when Designing Automated Vehicles”. André Dietrich, Ruth Madigan, Evangelia Portouli, Dimitris Nathanael, Johannes Ruenz, Klaus Bengler, Natasha Merat, Oscar Giles, Yee Mun Lee, Gustav Markkula, Fanta Camara, Charles Fox, Markus Rothmueller, Pernille Holm Rasmussen, Alexandra Vendelbo-Larsen, Anna Schieben. The poster is available here.