Automated driving (ADAS)

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Autonomous driving in the Bavarian Parliament

Prof. Pfeffer im bayerischen Landtag
Delegates show great interest in the subject of mobility

Shortly before the summer break of the Bavarian State Parliament, more than 20 members of the Alliance 90/GREENS parliamentary group attended the VDI State Association’s Parliamentary Breakfast. Katharina Schulze, co-chairwoman, emphasized the great interest of the members of the parliament in the subject of mobility and was pleased about the chance to experience the expert knowledge of the engineers in this conversation. Prof. Dr. Peter Pfeffer, chairman of the VDI Süd district association, spoke about an important component of future mobility concepts in his keynote “Automated and autonomous driving“. During the brief presentation of the five degrees of automation in…

Contact:  Prof. Dr. Peter E. Pfeffer PETER.PFEFFER@MDYNAMIX.DE
Ride Comfort & Steering Behaviour  |  News

MdynamiX at the Jubilee-chassis.tech 2019

Prof. Peter Pfeffer und Nico Rosberg
The anniversary event 2019: at the 10th chassis.tech plus, speed was also in demand when it came to developing the chassis of the future

Munich. Numerous manufacturers and suppliers from the automotive industry were represented at this year’s chassis.tech plus in the focus of the three aspects of safety, vehicle dynamics and driving comfort. MdynamiX presented itself with an exhibition stand at the Munich chassis conference on July, 25th + 26th. The conference leader and CEO of MdynamiX, Professor Peter E. Pfeffer, opened the anniversary event with the words: “After 20 years one may look back”. Keynote speakers from industry and research presented solutions that address the current challenges in chassis development. Nico Rosberg, former F1 world champion and co-owner of the IAV subsidiary…

Contact:  Prof. Dr. Peter E. Pfeffer PETER.PFEFFER@MDYNAMIX.DE
Automated driving (ADAS)  |  Research

Research Results of worldwide 1st Customer Acceptance Study on Full Display Mirrors

Digitaler Rückspiegel
Forward Thinking About Rearward Vision

Cameras and displays have the potential to replace car mirrors. But integration and driver acceptance challenges remain. BUT INTEGRATION AND DRIVER ACCEPTANCE CHALLENGES REMAIN Studies show drivers appreciate the benefits of digital mirrors, especially the expanded field of view Regulatory, vehicle integration, cost, functionality, and consumer acceptance challenges will moderate global adoption in the short term Rear video displays, mirrors and hybrid solutions will likely coexist for the foreseeable future ILLERTISSEN, Germany, June 18, 2019 – Automakers have selectively begun replacing traditional rearview mirrors with camera monitoring systems (CMS) that use cameras and video displays to improve the driver’s rearward…

Contact:  Prof. Bernhard Schick BERNHARD.SCHICK@MDYNAMIX.DE
Automated driving (ADAS)  |  News

The driving event at chassis.tech’s 10th anniversary

MdynamiX Profil

The driving event of this year’s chassis.tech plus. Experience and evaluate chassis systems and ADAS on June 24 at the benchmark driving event the day before the 10th chassis.tech plus. Get to know the competitive environment by test-driving and evaluating the latest automobiles and their advanced assistant functions. All evaluation results will be recorded electronically, anonymized and made available to you. A vast selection of current car models equipped with state-of-the-art assistance systems available for you to test-drive a full day. You can take the time you usually don’t have in your daily working life to explore the different car…

Contact:  Prof. Dr. Peter E. Pfeffer PETER.PFEFFER@MDYNAMIX.DE
Contact:  Prof. Bernhard Schick  BERNHARD.SCHICK@MDYNAMIX.DE
Automated driving (ADAS)  |  News

FEEL TO BE DRIVEN – Practical Seminar No. 3

Feel To Be Driven Team

The successful seminar series FEEL TO BE DRIVEN continues: at the beginning of May 2019, the participants of the third edition were able to acquire expert knowledge about the latest technologies and their potential from ADAS to automated driving. The personal driving experience is not to be missed. An important part of the seminar is the learning of subjective and objective evaluation methods, which are used to optimize driving functions and driving characteristics. The strong combination of theory and driving experience also inspires our participants: „It is especially attractive that you can compare driving assistance systems from different OEMs side…

Contact:  Dieter Scharpe PARTNER.DIETER.SCHARPE@MDYNAMIX.DE
Automated driving (ADAS)  |  Research

Attribute-based Development of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems – in cooperation with Porsche

Advanced driver assistance systems and automated driving are a megatrend in the automotive industry. The following questions arise: Will vehicle manufacturers still be able to differentiate themselves brand-specifically in the future or will all vehicles be perceived as the same when being driven? How can a brand DNA be implemented and how to achieve the transfer from fun-to-drive to fun-to-be-driven? In order to provide solutions, clear driving characteristic goals – in front of the customer – must be defined and the requirements for vehicle systems and components shall be derived from this. But what are driving characteristics in the context…

Contact:  Prof. Bernhard Schick BERNHARD.SCHICK@MDYNAMIX.DE
Contact:  Prof. Dr. Peter E. Pfeffer PETER.PFEFFER@MDYNAMIX.DE
Automated driving (ADAS)  |  News

VDI Technology Forum: Is automated driving fun?

“Is automated driving fun” was the topic of the VDI Technology Forum on 26th March. Experts from Industry and research discussed a rather neglected aspect of tomorrow’s mobility. Prof. Dr. Peter E. Pfeffer in his function as Chair of the VDI South welcomed the already intrigued audience gathered in one of the lecture halls at University of Applied Sciences Munich. Besides Prof. Dr. Bengler from the Technical University Munich, Dr. Florian Fuhr from Porsche and BMW’s Reiner Friedrich, MdynaimX’ Prof. Bernhard Schick and Prof. Markus Krug contributed to the VDI event. Read the full article (German)

Contact:  Prof. Bernhard Schick BERNHARD.SCHICK@MDYNAMIX.DE
Contact:  Prof. Dr. Peter E. Pfeffer PETER.PFEFFER@MDYNAMIX.DE
Automated driving (ADAS)  |  Research

Driving Experience Versus Mental Stress at Assisted Lateral Guidance

ATZ Driving Experience

Assisted lateral guidance, such as lane keeping assistance systems, is a key to the successful introduction of highly automated driving. What does the customer feel when using lane keeping assistance systems and what psychological and physical effects are caused by the various driving scenarios? What expectations does he have in terms of driving experience? What is perceived as pleasant and unpleasant, what is accepted and which attributes are a no-go? The University of Applied Sciences Kempten and MdynamiX have investigated these questions in wide-ranging studies with a total of 120 subjects in field tests. For full ATZ article February 2019

Contact:  Prof. Bernhard Schick BERNHARD.SCHICK@MDYNAMIX.DE
Automated driving (ADAS)  |  Research

Customer Acceptance Study on Gentex Full Display Mirror

Extends the field of vision, strengthens the feeling of safety

Driver assistance systems relieve the driver and increase safety for all who are involved in road traffic. However, it is often difficult for the driver to adjust and monitor the functions. The Adrive Living Lab of the University of Kempten in cooperation with MdynamiX and Gentex Corporation of Michigan (USA) conducted a customer acceptance study on the Full Display Mirror (FDM). In autumn 2018, a study on the Full Display Mirror was done by employees of the Human Factors Team of the Adrive Living Lab. The special characteristic of the FDM is its use as a rear-view mirror or video…

Automated driving (ADAS)  |  News

FEEL TO BE DRIVEN – Practical Seminar No. 2

Benchmarkfahrt

With the experience in the back and the future in sight: the participants of the second FEEL TO BE DRIVEN benefit in future from their newly gained experiences in discovering, feeling and evaluating driver assistance systems. Yesterday’s FEEL TO BE DRIVEN at Vöhlin Castle in Illertissen showcased the extensive know-how of the experts from MdynamiX and the University of Applied Sciences Kempten as well as the open-mindedness of the participants: the practical seminar offered the participants a broad program of lectures, workshops and driving experience on the subject of automated driving and driving assistance systems. Our participants faced the challenge…

Contact:  Dieter Scharpe PARTNER.DIETER.SCHARPE@MDYNAMIX.DE