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Sign up in the list here to indicate which of the use cases you are interested in and want to work on during the workshop. You may also propose a use case that is not on the list. You may also indicate this during the workshop but this will help us save time.
Please watch the introductory video below for an overview of the proposed use cases. Also please note that this does not substitute the registration process – a valid registration for AutoUI 21 is necessary in order to attend this workshop! 



With continually advancing automation capabilities in vehicles, there is increasing potential for these capabilities to be used not only as stopgaps towards full automation but to enhance humans’ manual driving capabilities during this transition phase and beyond. By employing smart automation assistance (e.g., highlighting of relevant roadside information, maneuver interventions and corrections), it might even be possible to enable automation assisted “manual” driving for those, who might not be able to drive otherwise (older adults, individuals with impairments). In this workshop, we intend to explore this problem together with the participants and identify potentials for automation assistance to enhance manual driving performance, and what in-vehicle interfaces can contribute in this regard.

Workshop Objectives

The main intent of the workshop is to advance into the idea that automated driving does not only look like a super intelligent vehicle that dispenses with the driver, but that it also covers wider concepts where human and automation drive together, exploiting the benefits of both. The workshop aims at:

  • Exploring the potential of automation assisted “manual” driving to enhance human capabilities.
  • Identifying different automation support strategies for manual driving.
  • Evaluating challenges of the concept of “driving together”. Benefits and drawbacks.
  • Fostering collaboration towards enhanced automation assistance for manual driving.


Due to the virtual setting, registration in advance is mandatory. Participants are not expected to send position papers as the workshop will be an interactive session. However, all participants are encouraged to check the pre-workshop material as a preparation step to improve the quality of the discussions. The workshop will be conducted virtually, with the possibility of having multiple sessions in case the number of participants allows for breakout groups. The workshop is planned to be held on September 9th at 17:00 UTC+2.

At the conference

The workshop will be held online as a conference call (via  Webex) with collaboration platform support (Miro). At the workshop, the participants will be greeted, followed by a short introductory round for the participants. Then, a condensed introduction to the workshop agenda, topic, and example use case outline are provided by the organisers. After that, the interactive sessions are prepared and explained to the participants. These introductory and preparatory sessions are scheduled for 10 minutes each in order to also allow for questions from the participants.

The interactive session will proceed in two parts: in the first part, the participants will be divided into breakout groups of 4-5 participants each. Each breakout group is moderated by one of the workshop co-organisers. The group sessions will last 30 minutes, during which the participants explore and envision how automation could support manual driving for the selected use case, respectively how new interaction concepts for automation support for manual driving could work. This will be organized as a moderated brainstorming session, where participants call out and discuss their ideas, which will be noted, structured, and summarized by each group moderator on the collaboration platform.

In the following breakout consolidation session (30 minutes), each moderator changes to another group and briefly presents the results of their group’s brainstorming and discussion. Based on this, participants are encouraged to provide their feedback, add new ideas, and discuss advantages or disadvantages of the approach. This will again be noted by the moderator. After 15 minutes, the moderator again changes to another group and the procedure will be the same. This approach allows to iterate and refine the ideas and concepts with an adequate amount of time and with high involvement of participants.

The wrap up (10 minutes) serves to provide buffer time in case of particularly active discussions, as well as a summary by the workshop organisers and information regarding the dissemination of the results on the website.