UR:BAN Human Factors in Traffic

Approaches for Safe, Efficient and Stress-free Urban Traffic

  • Klaus Bengler
  • Julia Drüke
  • Silja Hoffmann
  • Dietrich Manstetten
  • Alexandra Neukum

Part of the ATZ/MTZ-Fachbuch book series (ATZMTZ)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Eberhard Hipp, Klaus Bengler, Ulrich Kressel, Stefan Feit
      Pages 3-26
  3. Urban Driving

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Matthias Graichen, Verena Nitsch, Berthold Färber
      Pages 29-46
  4. Human-Machine Interaction for Urban Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Susann Winkler, Matthias Powelleit, Juela Kazazi, Mark Vollrath, Wolfgang Krautter, Andreas Korthauer et al.
      Pages 75-103
    3. Sonja Hofauer, Britta Michel, Sigrun Weise, Anna Julia Karmann, Frank Diermeyer, Amelie Stephan et al.
      Pages 105-118
    4. Lena Rittger, Martin Götze
      Pages 119-150
  5. Behaviour Prediction and Intention Detection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Matthias Graichen, Verena Nitsch, Berthold Färber
      Pages 163-182
    3. Matthias Beggiato, Timo Pech, Veit Leonhardt, Philipp Lindner, Gerd Wanielik, Angelika Bullinger-Hoffmann et al.
      Pages 205-221
    4. Frederik Diederichs, Nina Brouwer, Horst Klöden, Peter Zahn, Bernhard Schmitz
      Pages 267-284
  6. Simulation and Modelling of Road Users’ Behaviour

  7. Controllability and Safety in Use Assessment of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 419-419
    2. Christian Purucker, Norbert Schneider, Fabian Rüger, Alexander Frey
      Pages 423-446
    3. Norbert Schneider, Guy Berg, Svenja Paradies, Peter Zahn, Alexander Huesmann, Alexandra Neukum
      Pages 479-494
    4. Rico Auerswald, Alexander Frey, Norbert Schneider
      Pages 495-519

About this book


The UR:BAN MV project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy BMWi focused specifically on the user of future vehicle assistance and information systems. In the case of advanced driver assistance systems for urban areas, the primary emphasis is safety in combination with efficiency and comfort. Research institutes and automotive industry have investigated human-vehicle interaction and behaviour of different traffic participants.

This book gives a unique and comprehensive insight into the results. Driver assistance and information systems were optimized for use in urban settings. Furthermore, innovative test regimes for controllability testing and new evaluation techniques like networked simulators and virtual reality test-beds are described including statistical methodologies.

The Content

UR:BAN - the program.-  Human Factors in Traffic.- Urban Driving.- Human-Machine Interaction for Urban Environments.- Behaviour Prediction and Intention Detection.- Simulation and Modelling.- Controllability and Safety.

The Target Groups

Automotive Engineers and Human Factors Experts – Researchers in the area of traffic psychology and human factors in traffic – Students in human factors, information technology, mechanical and electrical engineering

The Editors

Prof. Klaus Bengler, Head of Chair of Ergonomics, Technical University of Munich; Project Leader UR:BAN MV "Human Factors in Traffic"

Dr. Julia Drüke (born Werneke), Senior Expert Driver Interaction, Volkswagen AG, Group Research; Subproject Leader UR:BAN MMI “Human-Machine Interaction for Urban Environments”

Dr. Silja Hoffmann, Head of Research Group on Modelling and Simulation, Technical University of Munich; Assistant Subproject Leader UR:BAN SIM “Simulation”

Dr. Dietric

h Manstetten, Chief Expert Human-Machine Interaction, Robert Bosch GmbH; Subproject Leader UR:BAN VIE “Behaviour Prediction and Intention Detection”

Alexandra Neukum, Head of Research Group on Traffic Sciences, Würzburg Institute for Traffic Sciences GmbH; Subproject Leader UR:BAN KON „Controllability"


Evaluation techniques Innovative tests Traffic situations Networked simulators Statistical methods

Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus Bengler
    • 1
  • Julia Drüke
    • 2
  • Silja Hoffmann
    • 3
  • Dietrich Manstetten
    • 4
  • Alexandra Neukum
    • 5
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für ErgonomieTechnische Universität MünchenGarchingGermany
  2. 2.KonzernforschungVolkswagen Aktiengesellschaft WolfsburgGermany
  3. 3.Lehrstuhl für VerkehrstechnikTU München MünchenGermany
  4. 4.Human-Machine InteractionRobert Bosch GmbH StuttgartGermany
  5. 5.Würzburger Institut für VerkehrswissenschaftenVeitshöchheimGermany

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