Motion Sickness

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In the future, drivers will be able to carry out non-driving activities such as watching films, reading and researching on the Internet during automated driving. Even today, passengers in cars often have the problem that averting their gaze from the road to an activity inside the vehicle can lead to a feeling of discomfort. Thus, the question arises as to how the possible discomfort caused by a motion sickness can be avoided during the performance of non-driving activities on an automated journey.


This project investigates which design measures can be used to reduce or even eliminate the motion sickness that may occur while driving, in particular while carrying out non-driving activities.


Firstly, the current state of research on motion sickness in the context of driving is systematically analysed. Based on this, the influencing factors on motion sickness are compiled. Likewise, methods for the collection of motion sickness are selected. Subsequently, the possible motion sickness and how it can be influenced by design measures is examined in the dynamic driving simulator of the IAD.