SmartMMI presented at the first UITP training in Karlsruhe

(Foto: Michael M. Roth, MicialMedia)

Under the title “Context-Sensitive Travel Companion on Smart Public Displays in Public Transport”, the IUMS presented the first project results from SmartMMI to the participants of the first UITP training in Karlsruhe on 22nd November.

The SmartMMI project focuses on improving the information provision of passengers along their mobility chain. The industry and research partners combine a variety of data sources into an intelligent public transport data platform and explore ways to present the information to passengers on semi-transparent displays (SmartWindows) and on personal mobile devices (smartphones or smartwatches).

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Conducting a User Study to Evaluate our SmartMMI Prototype

On Thursday, the second of May 2019, a large user study took place in the IUMS lab. The aim was to find out the usability of our current interaction and visualization concepts at SmartWindow as well as the interaction between SmartWindow and Smartphone. Different evaluation methods were used at different stages of the study.

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SmartMMI’s SmartWindow – the Railway Window of the Future

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A glance at the train window and the passenger is already informed about passing sights and their connections. What sounds a bit like science fiction is currently being researched in the research project “Model and context-based mobility information on Smart Public Displays and mobile devices in public transport”, or SmartMMI for short. Passengers in public transport want to be well informed in every situation. The project therefore focuses on improving the information supply of passengers along their mobility chain. Depending on the situation, and also on the passenger, the need for information changes – whether in the event of a fault, when plans are changed, to tourist destinations or to services available along the route, SmartMMI is investigating how passengers can be informed as appropriate to the situation as possible.

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Completion of the Passenger Cabin Prototype for User Studies in SmartMMI

In the middle of April 2019 our newest SmartMMI Demonstrator was completed. The design and manufacture of the wooden superstructure was performed with a carpenter from Karlsruhe. This demonstrator is a detailed replica of a railway cabin of the Karlsruhe trams. The completed demonstrator is used as an integrative prototype of the second iteration within the SmartMMI research project. This means that the previously developed components come together in this prototype to be thoroughly tested. The tests also include user studies to evaluate the usability of the SmartMMI system and the interaction with it.

Publications

Title: SmartMMI – Kontextsensitive Reisebegleitung im Öffentlichen Verkehr
Presenter: Titov W, Gruber G
Conference: 2. mFUND Konferenz des BMVI “Daten als Motor für die Mobilität 4.0”
Conference Date: 16.-17.10.2018


Title: Stadtbahnfenster der Zukunft
Authors: Titov W, Keller C, Schlegel T
Magazine: Forschung Aktuell 2019 – Hochschule Karlsruhe
Publisher: Rektorat der Hochschule Karlsruhe – Technik und Wirtschaft
Release date: 18.03.2019


Title: Methodology for qualitative assessment of the passenger information in public transportation systems – Extended Abstract
Authors:  Metelka S, Titov W, Schlegel T
Conference: Hands on Sustainable Mobility : International Students Workshop and Conference
Conference Date: 19.-24.05.2019
Publisher: Centro Universitário de Brusque


Title: A Context Aware Evaluation Tool for Individual Mobility – Extended Abstract
Authors: Trefzger M, Titov W, Keller C, Böhm F, Schlegel T
Conference: Hands on Sustainable Mobility : International Students Workshop and Conference
Conference Date: 19.-24.05.2019
Publisher: Centro Universitário de Brusque


Title: Understanding the Usefulness and Acceptance of Adaptivity in Smart Public Transport
Authors: Keller C, Struwe S, Titov W, Schlegel T
Conference: 1st International Conference, MobiTAS 2019, Held as Part of the 21st HCI International Conference (HCII 2019)
Conference Date: 26.-31.07.2019
Publisher: Springer


Title: Evaluation of a smart public display in public transport
Authors:  Keller C, Titov W, Sawilla S, Schlegel T
Conference: Mensch und Computer 2019
Conference Date: 08.-11.09.2019
Publisher: Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.


Title: How to get in Touch with the Passenger: Context-Aware Choices of Output Modality in Smart Public Transport
Authors: Keller C, Schlegel T
Conference: International Symposium on Wearable Computers
Conference Date: 09.-13.09.2019
Publisher: ACM Digital Library

Science Festival EFFEKTE 2019: IUMS presents SmartMM passenger cabin

The passenger cabin from our research project SmartMMI was presented on 6 and 7 July 2019 at the EFFEKTE 2019 science festival in Karlsruhe. IUMS team members showed the visitors the latest visualization and interaction concepts. It was also possible to try out and play with the urban railway Window of the future. The feedback of many visitors was quite positive, they were very open-minded about the use of the new technological facilities. Many visitors are already looking forward to the field test, in which a train equipped with the SmartMMI system will be travelling in the KVV network for six months. The interest of many visitors went beyond just trying out the system. Therefore, they were enrolled in a group of test persons for upcoming user studies. In the future, these test persons can be contacted in order to help User-centered design and try out the future changes.The SmartMMI project will develop multi-stage solutions up to 2020 and will run various users experiments test, so interested persons can contact the institute.

(Foto: U. Krebs/HsKA)
(Foto: U. Krebs/HsKA)

Press release about KickOff from SmartMMI

Gruppenfoto mit Teilnehmern beim KickOff-Meeting

A glance at the railway window – and the passenger is already informed about the passing museum and its connection. A consortium under the direction of the University of Karlsruhe wants to make reality a bit more like science fiction – in a two-system train of the Albtal Verkehrs Gesellschaft mbH. “In SmartMMI we are making transparent display and innovative mobile technologies a reality for public transport passengers. Current and highly relevant information thus finds its way directly to the user – and makes public transport more attractive with digital technologies, “says Professor Schlegel, who, as head of the Institute for Ubiquitous Mobility Systems of the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, also coordinates the overall project.

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