Japanese-German Research Cooperation on Connected and Automated Driving: Human Factors (CADJapanGermany: HF)

Duration: 2019 – 2022
Funding by: Federal Ministry of Education and Research Germany (BMBF)
Contact: Jasmin Leitner, Linda Miller

In times of digitalization and rapid technical progress, new forms of mobility and traffic arise. The research and development of automated vehicles is a global focus with the aim to prepare these vehicles for all traffic systems worldwide. Over the next three years, Germany will actively take a step in this direction and will conduct targeted research on the upcoming topics of automated vehicle guidance with Japan, which also has a strong automotive focus. Besides the technical implementation, the human component is essential in the driver-vehicle system. The collaborative project CADJapanGermany: HF investigates together with German (Ulm University, Technical University of Munich, Technische Universität Chemnitz, Technische Universität Dresden und German Aerospace Center) and Japanese (University of Tsukuba, University of Tokio, Kumamoto University, Keio University and National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)) partner universities and institutes the fundamentals of automated driving with a special focus on human factors and intercultural influencing factors. The project aim is the investigation of the interactions and communication with different road users, the general and vocational driving training and the interaction between driver and automated vehicle. Ulm University focuses on the psychological processes of driver-vehicle interaction at transitions between automation levels and on the cooperation and communication between and with automated and non-automated vehicles in the vehicle-vehicle interaction. The overarching goal is to create safety, acceptance and comfort in handling automated vehicles.