CARISSMA Institute of Automated Driving

The CARISSMA Institute of Automated Driving (C-IAD) focuses its research on the development, testing and validation of automated driving functions. In the context of improving overall road safety (Vision Zero), the primary focus is on accident avoidance - i.e. active vehicle safety and its influencing factors: human - vehicle - environment. For this very reason, the Institute is intensively engaged in research into human factors (e.g. trust, acceptance, ethics) as well as the evaluation of the user experience (user experience/usability) related to automated driving. C-IAD is closely partnered with the THI Research Center AININ - Artificial Intelligence Network Ingolstadt.



Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Botsch
Vehicle Safety and Signal Processing
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Gaull
Chassis Technology and Dynamics
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Werner Huber
Integral vehicle safety systems and their test methods
Prof. Dr. techn. Priv.-Doz. Andreas Riener
Human-Machine Interface and Virtual Reality

Research Assistants

Lakshman Balasubramanian, M. Eng.
Sanjana Biank, M.Eng.
Pascal Brunner, M.Sc.
Tim Elter, M.Sc.
Alberto Flores Fernández, M. Sc.
Maikol Funk Drechsler, M.Eng.
Thomas Hempen, M.Sc.
Friedrich Kruber, M.Eng.
Matthias Meyer, B. Sc.
Dipl.-Ing. Fabio Reway
Peter Riegl, M.Eng.
Thomas Rothmeier, M.Sc.
Eduardo Sánchez Morales, M.Eng.
Clemens Schartmüller, B.Sc.
Varun Sharma, M.Eng.
Diogo Wachtel Granado,M.Eng.

Test Engineers

Christian Gudera, M.Eng.
Georg Seifert, M.Sc.
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Michael Weinzierl


Technical Head for Driving Simulation Research
Thomas Hempen, M.Sc.
Phone: +49 841 9348-6421
Room: P303
Fax: +49 841 9348-996421
Technical Head for Vehicle Testing Research
Friedrich Kruber, M.Eng.
Phone: +49 841 9348-3377
Room: H120