Technologie für Automatisiertes Fahren NutzerGerecht Optimiert (TANGO)

Dezember 1, 2016 by Arnd Engeln

Technologie für Automatisiertes Fahren NutzerGerecht Optimiert (TANGO)

autonomous vehicles (AV)

Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany

Robert Bosch GmbH, Volkswagen AG
MAN Truck & Bus AG
Universität Stuttgart (Institut für Konstruktionstechnik und Technisches Design, IKTD)
CanControls, Spiegel Institut

start date/finish date:
01.12.2016 – 30.09.2020

Arnd Engeln

further information:

tango project website

TANGO aims to ensure save truck driving by managing the vigilance of the driver and to create additional value to the driver and his transport company by enabling (productive) secondary tasks. Developmental outcome is a user-proven prototype of an AAA (“Attention and Activity Assistant”) and evaluated methods to reach a good User Experience by user centered design process.


In an iterative, user centered design process…
… requirements from truck drivers and other stakeholders were identified
… low fidelity prototypes were created and discussed with drivers
… mid fidelity protoypes were simulated and evaluated in laboratory user tests
… high fidelity prototypes were built and tested with drivers in realistic surrounding

Methodological results include user centered design- and testing methods throughout the whole developmental process to improve User Experience and traffic safety. An impression of the high fidelity prototype is given here: