• fluid-hsi@v2c2.at
  • Graz, Austria

Human-System Interaction


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June 4-5, 2024
Graz, Austria

A multi-disciplinary human-centric approach to meet modern road user needs and facilitate a trustworthy development of integrated human-technology systems for future mobility

What is Fluid Interaction Concept?

Fluid is a powerful metaphor that describes interaction concepts of next-gen human-machine interfaces that:​

Fluid Interaction is:


    based on monitored data from user, vehicle and road conditions

      Simple and intuitive

      reduced learning efforts

        Lightweight on the user

        avoiding cluttered communications


          supporting multi-sensory interaction

            Anywhere, anytime

            running in the background, but prompt on demand


            • Fluid, collaborative human-system interaction concepts

            • Seamless interface adaptation to drivers’ state

            • Continuous integration of driver, vehicle, and road infrastructure data

            • Shared information with vulnerable road users to enable timely and safe joint actions in critical situations

            • Integration of internal and external vehicle interface for a shared understanding of intentions

            • European project HEIDI: Holistic and adaptivE Interface Design for human-technology Interactions (https://heidi-project.eu/)

            Main Questions

            Safety First

            What KPI can measure the effectiveness of fluid interaction?

            Standardization vs. Customization

            Is there a conflict? How can fluid interaction concept enable both?

            One-fits-all standard solutions vs. customized solutions

            Fluid interaction concept as key enabler?

            Dangerous HMIs

            Have we gone too far? Is fluid the necessary step back in the transition from tech-centered to user-centric interface design?

            Sustained interactions among road users

            Are we there yet?



            Do you have further questions? Doubts? Criticisms?

            Please, let us know and we will be happy to bring them to our experts!

            We will involve participants in the discussions throughout the whole event,

            and together we will produce the answers!

            Key Message

            Fluid human-machine interactions

            support drivers’ roles across automation levels​

            Multi-sensory displays

            allow information to flow and adapt to user’s needs​

            Effective driver’s tutoring

            on AD/ADAS is context-sensitive, step-by-step, personalized​

            Holistic integration

            of internal and external HMI provides shared understanding of road situations by all stakeholders​

            Coordinated information

            and joint action recommendation are the key to efficiency, comfort and safety​

            From internal to cooperative HMI

            Initially, the features of fluid interaction are implemented and evaluated in internal HMI to fulfill driver’s needs and roles in automated vehicles.

            Then, a fluid and collaborative architecture effectively gathers and synchronizes driver’s data and data from other road users to enable optimal joint action by all stakeholders via external HMI. In this way, all road users have the same understanding of the situation and cooperate for safe interactions between vehicles and e.g., pedestrians.​


            Fluid internal and external interfaces coordinate information and joint-action recommendations addressing all user categories, while adapting to their respective states and conditions like, e.g., distracted drivers and older pedestrians, to optimize efficiency, comfort and safety.

            event schedule



            Welcome Buffet

            Symposium Intro

            Keynote 1: Rössger

            Giant Poster Session

            Coffee Break

            Keynote 2: Schouten


            Presentations of Workshop results

            End of Day 1




            Intro to Day 2

            Keynote 3: Lu


            Coffee Break

            Fishbowl Discussion

            Presentations of Workshop results

            Conclusion & Outlook

            Farewell Lunch


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            • Symposium June, 4
            • Symposium Dinner June, 4
            • Symposium June, 5

            Our Speakers

            Peter Rössger

            Peter Rössger

            Keynote Speaker, Author, Founder & CEO

            Peter Rössger is a professional keynote speaker in automotive trends and megatrends, technology, society, humans, and machines.

            This includes automotive human-machine interfaces, user experience, usability, and human factors.


            Until early 2015 Peter was Business Development Director at TES Electronic Solutions GmbH. During his 12 years with Harman Automotive, he created HMI concepts for automotive OEMs like Mercedes, Porsche, Toyota, Hyundai, PSA, Ferrari, Chrysler, and Harley Davidson.


            Peter holds a doctoral degree in Human Factors Engineering from the Technical University of Berlin.

            Paul Schouten

            Paul Schouten

            UX Designer/Design Leader at TomTom

            Paul Schouten is a UX Designer/Design Leader at TomTom, educated at the Technical University of Delft, with a background in product & automotive design. Over the course of his career he developed a passion for mobility & innovative tech.


            At TomTom he leads the UX Concepts team, which is constantly looking into the future to understand future user needs & experiences.


            His aim is to develop intuitive & natural user experiences that make technology integrate into the lives of humans, so that they become invisible while at the same time enriching people’s lives.

            Meng Lu

            Meng Lu

            Principal, Aeolix ITS

            Meng Lu is Vice President of Standards Activities at IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society.

            She works as an independent consultant in R&D and Innovation projects. Previously she is the Strategic Innovation Manager at the Dutch Institute of Advanced Logisitcs (NL) and Visiting Professor at the National Laboratory for Automotive Safety and Energy, Tsinghua University (CN).


            Since 2005 she has been actively involved in R&D and innovation projects .


            She received her doctorate from Lund University (SE) and a Master’s degree and engineering degree in NL and CN.

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