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 – Context-Sensitive Travel Companion in Public Transport
Presenter: Titov W, Gruber G
Conference: 2. mFUND Conference of BMVI “Data as a Motor for Mobility 4.0”
Conference Date: 16.-17.10.2018


Title: Travel Companion in Public Transport Vehicles – the SmartMMI-Project Trams of Karlsruhe
Presenter: Keller C
Conference: Symposium: Vehicles of Tram-, Lightrail- and Subway- Trains
Conference Date: 12.-13.02.2019


Title: Light Rail Window of the Future
Authors: Titov W, Keller C, Schlegel T
Magazine: Research News 2019 – Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences
Publisher: Rectorate of the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences – Technology and Economics
Release date: 18.03.2019


Title: Methodology for Qualitative Assessment of the Passenger Information in Public Transportation Systems
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
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


Title: Context-Sensitive Travel Companion on Smart Public Displays in Public Transport
Presenter: Titov W
Conference: UITP-Training of Technologie Region Karlsruhe (TRK) “Data and Bussiness Intelligence”
Conference Date: 22.11.2019


Title: SmartMMI – Passenger Information PLUS in Public Transport
Presenter: Titov W
Conference: mFUND-Exchange of Expertise on Passenger Data and -Information
Conference Date: 12.03.2020

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)

Video of Hochschule Karlsruhe – Technik und Wirtschaft showing the stand at the Science Festival EFFEKTE 2019

First SmartMMI prototype at IT-TRANS 2018

IT-TRANS took place in Karlsruhe from 6 to 8 March – one of the largest trade fairs for IT trends, innovations and intelligent solutions for public transport. The IUMS was represented there at the booth of the Technology Region Karlsruhe (No. 120). Prof. Thomas Schlegel presented the research project SmartMMI on March 7, 2018 in the context of “Karlsruhe moves the world: Cluster for Transport Excellence” in the Market Update Forum A and under the title “Intelligent traveller information systems” in the TRK Forum.

Read moreFirst SmartMMI prototype at IT-TRANS 2018

360° panorama shot from the SmartMMI KickOff

The initial meeting in 2017 marked the start of the research project Model and context-based mobility information on Smart Public Displays and mobile devices in public transport (SmartMMI). The five project partners ANNAX GmbH, AVG mbh, MENTZ GmbH, USU AG and the Institute for Ubiquitous Mobility Systems (IUMS) at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences are on board. With the aim of developing public transport into a Mobility Experience, SmartMMI focuses on improving the information supply to passengers along their mobility chain. The aim is to provide passengers with situation-specific information in the event of disruptions, changes in planning, to tourist destinations or about the services available along the route. The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) and the research initiative mFUND.

Read more360° panorama shot from the SmartMMI KickOff

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.

Read morePress release about KickOff from SmartMMI