The University of Duisburg-Essen joins Ford Werke GmbH, RheinEnergie AG, and the City of Cologne in an expert consortium “ColognE-mobil” to explore multifarious facets of electromobility. While Ford conducts studies with battery-powered vehicles, RheinEnergie investigates novel charging technologies and infrastructural questions that come along with e-mobility. The City of Cologne implements and surveys intra-urban integration of electromobility with special regard to the impact on a clean air plan, a noise action plan as well as safety and legal aspects.

About 50 researchers from 15 institutes of the University of Duisburg-Essen will analyze the results, including customer acceptance of electric vehicles, and the extrapolation of results from Cologne to the entire NRW region.

Being one of the institutes, the Interactive Systems Research Group focuses on the exploration of novel navigation and mobilization concepts, including the development of serviced-enhanced and personalized GPS navigation and the evaluation of usability aspects of charging stations.

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Improving navigation support by taking care of drivers’ situational needs

Münter, D., Kötteritzsch, A., Islinger, T., Köhler, T., Wolff, C., & Ziegler, J. (2012). In L. A. Kun (Ed.), AutomotiveUI ’12: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications. Portsmouth, NH, USA: ACM.

Einflussfaktoren für eine situationsgerechte Navigationsunterstützung im Fahrzeug

Münter, D., Kötteritzsch, A., Linder, T., Hofmann, J., Hussein, T., & Ziegler, J. (2012). In H. Reiterer & O. Deussen (Eds.), Mensch & Computer 2012: 12. fachübergreifende Konferenz für interaktive und kooperative Medien. Interaktiv informiert – allgegenwärtig und allumfassend!? (1. Aufl.). München: Oldenbourg Verlag.

Service-Based Recommendations for Context-Aware Navigation Support

Münter, D., Hussein, T., Gaulke, W., & Ziegler, J. (2012). In H. Proff, J. Schönharting, D. Schramm, & J. Ziegler (Eds.), Zukünftige Entwicklungen in der Mobilität: Betriebswirtschaftliche und Technische Aspekte - Tagungsband des 3. Wissenschaftsforum Mobilität (1. Auflage). Wiesbaden: Gabler Verlag.

Generating Route Instructions with Varying Levels of Detail

Ziegler, J., Hussein, T., Münter, D., Hofmann, J., & Linder, T. (2011). In 3rd International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI 2011).

Nutzeradaptive Routenführung in Navigationssystemen

Münter, D., Hussein, T., Linder, T., Hofmann, J., & Ziegler, J. (2011). In M. Eibl (Ed.), Mensch & Computer 2011. München: Oldenbourg.

Adaptive Routenbeschreibungen für Navigationssysteme

Münter, D., & Hussein, T. (2011). i-Com – Zeitschrift Für Interaktive Und Kooperative Medien, 10(1), 11–17.

Elektromobilität braucht intelligente Navigation

Ziegler, J., Münter, D., & Hussein, T. (2011). UNIKATE - Herausforderung Elektromobilität, 39, S. 62–71.

Adaptive presentation of itineraries in navigation systems by means of semantic models

Münter, D., & Hussein, T. (2011). In SEMAIS ’11: Proceedings of the 2nd workshop on Semantic Models for Adaptive Interactive Systems (in conjunction with IUI 2011).