Chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures & Augmented Reality
Lehrstuhl für Informatikanwendungen in der Medizin & Augmented Reality

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Scientific Director: Gudrun Klinker

Contact Person(s): Marcus Tönnis

Keywords: HCI in Cars


New interaction and information concepts for car drivers are in common evaluated in driving simulators. Systems like these often require a lot of work to realize predefined scenarios.
What about taking real traffic scenarios and putting them into simulated environments?
With a suitable system, ergonomic engineers can request car drivers to create a specific traffic scenario, which for instance would cause a driver to react in a certain way. Analysis of those szenarios opens up a new opportunity for the design of rules reflecting human behaviour.
This project provides a platform for these issues:
  • Sensor data is used as well as AR and tracking based data to generate immersive szenarios
  • Driver behaviour is capturable for objective analysis
  • Interactive table-top development of scenarios
  • Multi-channel configurable immersive presentation from different viewpoints


Figure 1: The 'Sitzkiste' in our Lab
Figure 2: The Setup in our Lab: The backprojection table-top environment enables a bird's eye interactive perspective while the driving simulator in the background enables life experience
Figure 3: Screenshot from a driver's point of view


M. Tönnis
The Tangible Car - Rapid Intuitive Traffic Scenario Generation in a Hybrid Table-top and Virtual Environment
The Fourth International Workshop on the Tangible Space Initiative in conjuntion with the Sixth IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Nara, Japan, Nov. 13 - 16, 2007. (bib)


Contact Person(s)

Marcus Toennis
Dr. Marcus Toennis

Working Group

Gudrun Klinker
Prof. Dr. Gudrun Klinker
Marcus Toennis
Dr. Marcus Toennis


Technische Universität München
Institut für Informatik / I16
Boltzmannstr. 3
85748 Garching bei München

Tel.: +49 89 289-17058
Fax: +49 89 289-17059
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