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 with the bus from a passenger’s perspective, including ticketing, trip planning, and emergency response.
The goal of this topic is to conceptualize and prototype a novel interaction interface between an autonomous bus and its passengers, using an auditory/speech-based interface, potentially in combination with other modalities. Basic skills for prototyping (interaction design, programming) are required, while familiarity with auditory interfaces 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 auditory interfaces
  • Experience with speech-based in- and output