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senior visual designer
Synopsis: Use cases for industrial vehicles proliferate and diversify – with consequences for their user interfaces. Internal and external interfaces are mixing. Interfaces can be in the vehicle, nearby or thousands of miles away for autonomous vehicles. How can we ensure an effective, seamless interaction across those scenarios? As user experience designers, we meet this challenge with design systems. Visual design is the key: it is adaptable, striking, emotional. This presentation will show you how visual design can shape great mobility interfaces in different real use cases.
global UX leader
Synopsis: The vehicle cabin is becoming a digital workplace. In a world where an increasing amount of functionality is realized through data, advanced processing and connectivity, it is key to have well-designed user interaction to keep the competitive edge. In this talk, Markus Wallmyr, global UX leader at CrossControl and researcher at Ubiquitous Computing, Mälardalen University, will present current and coming interaction trends and what is needed for a fluid user experience. He will also discuss the open solution strategy from CrossControl that supports OEMs in making great cabin user interaction, utilizing the constant advancement in technology, communication and visualization.
product manager, EB GUIDE Speech
Elektrobit Automotive GmbH
Synopsis: Human-machine interfaces (HMIs) are critical to the operation and functioning of industrial vehicles. Such displays offer users intuitive and context-specific or environment-sensitive information. The rapid growth of technologies such as voice recognition and natural language understanding, gesture control, gaze detection and augmented reality are also likely to make an impact on the industrial vehicle sector. Elektrobit’s EB GUIDE is a reliable, customisable, easy-to-use tool chain for the development of multi-modal HMIs with graphical and voice user interface, as well as touch and gesture operations. It supports various development phases, including executable specification, modeling, rapid prototyping, simulation and target deployment.
product marketing engineer
Synopsis: This presentation will give examples for innovative approaches for applying interior thermal management and safety initiatives. With autonomous vehicles, the interior layout must be completely rethought compared with standard vehicles. For example, the fact that passengers can change the orientation of their seats could make the usual static climate systems and some safety equipment inefficient. The required innovation to address these kinds of issues cannot rely on a classical trial-and-error approach during testing on real prototypes, as this could take too long and be too expensive. An alternative approach is to iterate during the conception phase with virtual prototypes.
Synopsis: Transient conditions such as entry or re-entry into the cabin in hot or dusty conditions pose serious risks to operator health and comfort. They may also negatively affect productivity, as operators delay their actions waiting for conditions to settle. Fortaco researched two areas: thermal comfort of the operator and removal of dust after dust ingression following opening of the door. Two aspects of operator comfort will be discussed: experimental results of using solar energy generated by panels mounted on the machine for cabin air-conditioning; simulation of dust removal using the Lattice-Boltzmann method (LBM).
marketing and communications
Synopsis: Alexandra Herrmann talks about innovation in agricultural and construction environments and what this means for cabs. As project manager of the CAB Concept Cluster that brought award-winning projects CCC Genius CAB and CCC Smart CAB to market, she has unique insider knowledge of the highly innovative work that was done in conjunction with universities and OEM suppliers in a multi-partner project with high complexity. In particular she will describe the Fritzmeier part, considering the functional integration of components that led to the evolution from a concept of safety, comfort and system integration to smart and digital farming readiness and complete x2x usability.
Moritz von Grotthuss
Gestigon - a Valeo brand
Synopsis: Enabling a safe drive and navigation is essential for any ADAS industrial vehicle. But 'driving safe' and 'being perceived as safe' are different things and require different approaches/technologies. We have been working on passenger safety from a vehicle interior design perspective for several years. Enabling safety – 'real safety' as well as its perception – requires full body tracking as well as digital augmented reality indicators that provide new safety methods (beyond safety belts as well as today's airbags) and trust in the capabilities of the ADAS vehicle. The presentation will describe the status quo, visions and challenges in doing so.
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global sales agricultural, turf and utility machinery
Synopsis: This presentation will discuss how a unique and distinctive design plays an increasingly important role inside agricultural machinery, and customized LED lighting solutions are an optimal way of achieving this. In addition, the number and complexity of the electronic components used in vehicles has increased over the past few years. Although Hella first started out in lighting electronics, it has now become an expert supplier of all kinds of vehicle electronics solutions and is now systematically applying its many years of experience in original automotive equipment to agricultural vehicles, and continues to advance lighting and electronic technology from the idea to the finished product. This makes it possible to optimally implement manufacturers’ and designers’ requirements.
Synopsis: This presentation will discuss ways to empower company leaders to master a heterogeneous multi-partner project of high complexity, leading to extraordinary innovation by cross-company or cross-discipline collaboration. This will result in better performance of all participants with a soft-skill-driven push-and-pull strategy (motivating and challenging) handling partners individually with intuitive empathic fine feeling. All of the participants will be equally committed to achieving the objectively best output for the benefit of all stakeholders. This includes networked thinking, cluster building, motivation by vision, and design at the center of the innovation process.
executive director - mechanical engineering, electronics and project management
Synopsis: Next-generation operator interfaces have to do more with less. More visible and touchable quality, more functions controlled, more connections integrated and more diagnostics inside – but with less complex structures and intuitive understanding. Flexibility, multi-modality and configurability must be transformed into competitive products. Preh's 2017 prototype console shows some advanced technologies to do more with less. However, some requirements will stay over time: robustness and cost efficiency. Here is the challenge – how to bring the next level of HMIs into the cabs? Preh proposes some solutions.
head of industrial design engineering
Technische Universität Dresden
Synopsis: Smart CAB is the next step in the development of integrative cabins by the Cab Concept Cluster, a platform founded in 2014 by experienced OEM suppliers, TU Dresden University of Technology, and various project partners. The focus of the cluster is to bundle innovations close-to-production in joint projects to showcase the potential of efficient systems integration. At Agritechnica 2017, the cluster presented its latest project, the Smart CAB. The Smart CAB is not merely an adaptation of the Genius Cab but integrates the cross-component approach into the overall process. The previously tested applications of the Genius Cab are of equal relevance in agricultural engineering but some of the requirements are different – such as, for instance, regarding a complex manufacturing process in a harvester. The implementation of assisted systems and digitization in the entire process chain is already much more advanced in the agricultural sector than in the construction industry. Thus, the balance between operating tasks and monitoring tasks is increasingly shifting toward process management. The cabin of the future is going to require a workspace that supports working with interconnected machines and locations with app-based planning applications.
Technische Universität Dresden
Synopsis: The cabin of the future will have to focus on working with connected machines and app-based planning applications. The Smart Cab serial tested cabin concept shows how solutions in the field of professional applications benefit from cross-component potential, as well as from assistive operation functionalities, deeply considering the production and work processes. This paper describes the application-oriented technological concepts of the Smart Cab in the context of supporting a strong human-machine cooperation and the potential of multimodal and adaptive operating systems in digitized applications of the future.
CTO - sales director
Synopsis: As one of the global market leaders in thermoforming technology, for many years Vitalo has been selected as the partner of choice for its operational excellence. Vitalo is meeting the highest level of process control and consistency, not only for excellence in the thermoforming process but also in the post-forming operations compliant with the highest requirements. Operational excellence and Industry 4.0 is demonstrated for the bonding process of thermoformed body panels.
Volvo Construction Equipment
Synopsis: Volvo is well known in the construction industry for its human-centric design approach, continuously delivering unique and iconic high-quality design, always focused on the user. Such designs are usually best manifested in the cabs, but how will future cab designs be influenced by an increased level of connectivity and automation? This session will present some reflections and possible directions for the industry in this field.
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