Photo by Samuele Errico Piccarini

Post-CHI Summer School on

Automotive User Interfaces and Future Mobility

We are pleased to announce the CHI Summer School on Automotive User Interfaces and Future Mobility held at Ulm University and the Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt. Being held in two locations enables participants to explore two leading universities in automotive research and to gain insights from various leading experts. Participants will learn about topics covering human factors, methodology, and voice interfaces. They will also experience demonstrations of the latest research prototypes. The keynotes will present an overview of automotive user interfaces, automated driving, and the inclusion of vulnerable road users. Additionally, we invite speakers from industry to present their approaches and solutions. Furthermore, participants will be able to pitch their ideas in poster sessions and develop prototypes in hands-on sessions. For this, there will be brainstorming exercises and introductions to prototyping tools and methods. The workshop also covers topics regarding other forms of mobility from the viewpoint of vulnerable road users such as pedestrians or bicyclists. Besides, informal activities and social events will provide vivid experiences to connect with other researchers from around the world.

We are seeking



Duration and Dates


Summer School Schedule

TimeTopic and teaching objectiveLecturer or instructor
09:00 - 09:15Kickoff / IntroductionEnrico Rukzio /Mark Colley
09:15-09:45Speed dating, Pecha Kucha or 1 slide per person 
09:45-11:15Overview on Automotive User Interfaces Bastian Pfleging
11:15-11:45Coffee break 
11:45-13:15Human Factors and Driver Distraction Martin Baumann
14:15-15:15Methodology in Automotive UI researchMark Colley / Marcel Woide 
15:15-15:45Coffee break 
15:45-18:30Demonstrations: Driving simulator Lab Psychologie, YawVR, SwiVR Chair, AutoVis, VR driving simulations, VR Helicopter simulation, test vehicle of Cerence 
19:30Social Event (Barfüßer) 
TimeTopic and teaching objectiveLecturer or instructor
09:00-10:30Overview on Automotive Voice interfaces: Markus FunkMarkus Funk & Gabriel Haas
10:30-11:00Coffee Break 
11:00-12:30Automotive User Interfaces at Porsche, BMW and Elektrobit (20min Presentation + 10min Discussion)Grosse-Puppendahl & Sonja Rümelin & Frank Uhlig & Marcel Dausend
13:30 - 16:00Poster Session: All internal and external PhDs / guests welcome  
16:48-18:48Train ride Ulm Hbf → Ingolstadt Hbf (ag RB15: 17:47 - 19:47) 
20:00dinner together / sightseeing? 
TimeTopic and learning objectiveLecturer or instructor
09:00 - 10:45

THI Kick-Off,

  • Opening Talk “The Evolution of (Automated) Driving and selected use cases
  • Ignite Talks (HCIG-Team)
  • Q&A
Prof. Dr. Andreas Riener, Tamara von Sawitzky M.Sc., Dr. Andreas Löcken.
10:30 - 10:45Break 
10:45 - 12:15

Industry talks:

  • “Konzepterstellung im Automotive-Bereich“
  • n.n.
  • “20 years of madness - an objective rant about automotive OEM’s perspective on UX”
  • Dario Lampe (Spiegel Institut Ingolstadt GmbH)
  • n.n. (Uedelhoven GmbH + Co. KG)
  • Florian Gulden (icon incar GmbH)
12:15 - 13:00Lunch and Networking:
13:00 - 13:30Unleash Your Imagination: Brainstorming/Brainwriting & Building GroupsEveryone
13:30 - 14:30How To Prototype: Our Tips and Tricks Tamara von Sawitzky M.Sc., Dr. Andreas Löcken
14:30 - 15:00Break 
15:00 - 16:30Refine Your Idea and Develop Your ConceptEveryone
16:30 - 17:30Showcasing Your Innovations: Presentations and Feedback Everyone
17:30 - 18:30Lab Tour: Behind-the-scenes of CARISSMAProf. Dr. Andreas Riener

Networking Dinner: Connect, Learn, and Grow

TimeTopic and learning objectiveLecturer or instructor
9:00 - 9:30Opening Address: Get Inspired for a Productive Day AheadTBA
9:30 - 12:00Work on Your PrototypesEveryone
12:00 - 13:00Midday Mixer: Network and Build Relationships Over Lunch (self paid!)Everyone
13:00 - 15:30Finalize Your PrototypesEveryone
15:30 - 16:00Break 
16:00 - 17:30Present Your Final Prototypes and Receive Feedback Everyone
17:30 - 18:00Closing Remarks Prof. Dr. Andreas Riener
AfterwardThe last supper: Celebrate Your Achievements (self paid)Everyone
TimeTopic and teaching objectiveLecturer or instructor
Check-Out & departureall participants 

Address Ulm: O28 at Ulm University (Google Maps, PDF, Campus Navigator). 

We suggest using public transport to drive to the venue. You should leave the tram or bus at Universität Süd, Ulm.

From Hamburg Hbf,  you can take a direct train to Ulm (travel time: 7h 25 min,  if you switch: between 6 and 7h), tickets are offered by the Deutsche Bahn

Address Ingolstadt: Esplanade 10, 85049 Ingolstadt.

A train from Ulm to Ingolstadt takes approximately 2h.

Ulm: Ulm offers a large variety of hotels. We suggest the following ones (prices are for one person for one night):



Ulm ( and Ingolstadt ( are located in the heart of south Germany with many breathtaking sights close by:

In general, from the first of May 2023, there will be a 49€ ticket (cost per month) for local trains and bus and metro in Germany. Otherwise: 

Ulm: To use the bus and metro, use the SWU App in Ulm. A day ticket for Ulm and Neu-Ulm costs 4.80 EUR per day. 

Ingolstadt: The INVG App can be used in Ingolstadt. A day ticket is 4.90€.


Mark Colley

Universität Ulm

Martin Baumann

Universität Ulm

Enrico Rukzio

Universität Ulm

Carina Manger

Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt

Tamara von Sawitzky

Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt

Bastian Pfleging

Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg

Jakob Peintner

Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt

Andreas Löcken

Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt

Andreas Riener

Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt

Markus Funk

Cerence GmbH