Local news stations paid attention to the MEDIATOR project in the past week as the TU Chemnitz research team is currently looking for participants to take part in a driving simulator study. The participants can try out the intelligent assistance system themselves and evaluate the innovative display and operating concept.
Chemnitz University of Technology (TUC) is involved in the MEDIATOR project with the Research Group of Cognitive and Engineering Psychology led by Prof. Dr. Josef Krems and with the Professorship of Communications Engineering led by Prof. Dr. Klaus Mößner. The Research Group of Cognitive and Engineering Psychology deals especially with the motivational aspects for the take-over and hand-over actions between the driver and the automated system. Based on the existing research and expertise in this field, the research group will examine methods to assess driver's comfort and will identify situations in which the drivers will most probably prefer a take-over by the automated system.
As the leader of work package 3 (Testing and Evaluation), the research group will be responsible for coordinating the evaluations of the developed prototypes in computer simulations, driving simulators and real-road demonstrators. Further, a driving simulator study will be conducted to evaluate the acceptance and usability of the Mediator system and its functions respectively.
Are you living close to Chemnitz (Sachsen) and should you wish to participate, you can apply here »