This topic is connected to Digibus® Austria, an FFG- and bmvit- funded project Flagship project led by Salzburg Research, which explores operation of an automated bus in both simulated and real environments. Part of the research conducted within the project is the exploration of the communication between the bus and its outside environment, in particular other motorized vehicles and vulnerable road users, including pedestrians and cyclists.
The goal of this topic is to conceptualize and prototype a novel outside interaction interface for an autonomous bus, focusing on communication needs arising from the fact that the bus is automated, i.e., with no human driver to communicate with. Basic skills for prototyping (interaction design, programming) are required, while familiarity with the tools used within the project (Blender for modelling, Python for lower level additional programming) is beneficial but not strictly necessary.

Type of Student

Bachelor student or Master student

Required Skills

  • Basics of interaction design
  • Basic programming skills
  • Ability to work independently

Desired Skills

  • Experience with Blender
  • Experience with Python