3rd Berlin Symposium for Driver Modeling

Between kinematic human models and dynamic cognitive behavior models – 17-18th June 2010, Berlin

Driver models are indispensable tools in the automotive industry, both for street or traffic planning. The modeled aspects range from the drivers physicalness and kinematic mobility, its ability of driving a vehicle on the road, to complex behavior as a response to a variety of different traffic environments. For several years, research approaches have been suggested that behold drivers activities as a paradigm for dynamic behavior and therefore focus on developing cognitive psychology models. Approaches of autonomous driving can also be considered driver models. For the first time practice experiences of human models in aviation were included in this symposium.

Research questions which arose in this diverse application framework, include how realistically human thought must be mapped to enable the possibility of autonomous driving or whether to dynamically adapt assistance systems to human conditions and behavior? How detailed should human steering behavior be modeled, so that the driving dynamics of a vehicle can be evaluated using a simulation?

 Thematic Bases

  • Driver models in theory and praxis
  • Driver assistance systems and models
  • Autonomous driving
  • Driver models and traffic simulation
  • Digital human models in the vehicle
  • Application of cognitive models
  • Human models in aviation

 Conference Proceedings

H. Kolrep & T. Jürgensohn (Hrsg.) (2010). Fahrermodellierung – Zwischen kinematischen Menschmodellen und dynamisch-kognitiven Verhaltensmodellen. 3. Berliner Fachtagung Fahrermodellierung. 17./18. Juni 2010. Fortschritssbericht des VDI in der Reihe 22 (Mensch-Maschine-Systeme), VDI-Verlag. (ISBN 978-3-18-303222-8)