The majority of traffic accidents is caused by driver errors. Driver assistance systems are aimed to support the driver and can sustainably boost traffic safety and efficiency.
The goal of the Institute of Transportation Systems is to examine driver behaviour, driver stress and strain, and accidents in order to derive the requirements for future driver assistance systems. The DLR combines its technological expertise with psychological and ergonomic research to produce effective driver assistance systems which satisfy the capabilities and expectations of the driver. Their implementation is evaluated during tests in a driving simulator, test drives and in real-world road traffic.