On the 1st of September, Matthias Beggiato (TUC) presented MEDIATOR at the online workshop on comfort of automated driving. The workshop was organized by Riender Happee from TU Delft and brought together researchers in the field of motion perception, motion sickness, and general motion comfort in automated road vehicles. More than 50 participants from various universities and research institutes as well as automotive companies and suppliers participated (e.g. Ford, Audi, VW, BMW, Toyota, Bosch, Fraunhofer, DLR, TNO, Japanese NAIST, Universities of Michigan, Leeds, Ljubljana, Munich, Royal College of Art London).
Unobtrusive driver state monitoring and subsequent adaptation of automation features (such as driving style) is considered a crucial issue for broad acceptance and comfortable experience of automated driving. Thus, facial expression analysis as investigated in MEDIATOR was considered a potentially fruitful approach to improve the interaction between humans and automation in the automotive domain.