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Festcolloquium in the honor of Dr. Karlheinz Schaub

Dr. Karlheinz Schaub is retiring from the IAD on the 1st of April after 30 years of work. He was sent off on the 28th of March during a festcolloquium on the topic of workplace design and workplace evaluation that took place in the Georg-Christoph-Lichtenberghaus in Darmstadt. For this occasion, representatives from different industries and institutions that had accompanied the work of Dr. Schaub were invited. The contributions to the colloquium honoured the work of Dr. Schaub and gave an outlook on how the the research fields at the IAD will be continued. Dr. Schaub was engaged with the work and risk evaluation of predominately physical stress with the help of expert-screening methods (i.e. NPW, IAD-BkB, AAWS, EAWS) and was regarded as an expert in the field both nationally and internationally.

To insure a successful transfer of knowledge, Dr. Schaub will continue to advise the IAD if needed. The whole team at the IAD is looking forward to the continued cooperation and wish him all the best for his personal future.

8th Darmstadt colloqium „mensch+fahrzeug“ took place on the 7th and 8th of March 2017

(How) do we want to drive autonomously?

In cooperation with the institute of automotive engineering (FZD) the IAD hosted the 8th Darmstadt colloquium “Mensch und Fahrzeug” on the 7th and 8th of March 2017.

Experts from both industry and science engaged in the possibilities and challenges presented by autonomous driving. The following questions were the focus of the presentations and discussions:

How should autonomous driving be designed in future? What technological challenges must be solved and what do the users expect of automation? How important are non-driving related tasks to the user? Do all users even want to drive autonomously? What role do the aspects of acceptance, trust and driving pleasure play?

You can find further information on the homepage www.menschundfahrzeug.de as well as additional details on the presentations and download the conference transcript.