Persönlicher Status und Werkzeuge

Prof. Dr. Klaus Bengler

Chair

Ergonomics

Contact Details

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Academic Career and Research Areas

Professor Bengler conducts research in the field of "micro ergonomics". The primary focus of his work is human-machine interactions, particularly in the area of driver assistance, software ergonomics, and cooperation between humans and robots. One of his research projects examines the effect of additional tasks on driver performance while another project studies the design of driver workstations for the vehicle of the future, addressing issues associated with demographic change. His research covers both anthropometric and cognitive problems.

Professor Bengler studied psychology at the University of Regensburg, receiving a doctorate in 1995 for work he performed in cooperation with the BMW Group on the design of driver navigation information. He then headed the "Human Machine Interaction" team in BMW’s Research & Development Department where he also managed the Usability Lab. Since 2009 he has been head of the Ergonomics Department at TUM.

Key Publications

Burns PC, Bengler K, Weir DH: “Driver Metrics, an Overview of User Needs and Uses.” In: Performance Metrics for Assessing Driver Distraction: The Quest for Improved Road Safety. Editor: Rupp GL. SAE International. Warrendale, Pennsylvania 2010; 24-30.

Gradenegger B, Rauch N, Krueger HP, Bengler K: “Situation awareness in driving with in-vehicle information systems”. In: Performance Metrics for Assessing Driver Distraction: The Quest for Improved Road Safety. Editor: Rupp GL. SAE International. Warrendale, Pennsylvania. 2010; 217-231.

Bengler K, Mattes S, Hamm O, Hensel M: “Lane Change Test: Preliminary Results of a Multi-Laboratory Calibration Study In: Performance Metrics for Assessing Driver Distraction: The Quest for Improved Road Safety. Editor: Rupp GL. SAE International. Warrendale, Pennsylvania 2010; 243-253. 

Bernstein A, Bader B, Bengler K, Kuenzner H: „Visual-Haptic Interfaces in Car Design at BMW”. In: Human Haptic Perception, Basics and Applications. Editor: Grunwald M. 2008; Chapter 36.

Baumann M, Keinath A, Krems JF, Bengler K: „Evaluation of In-vehicle HMI using occlusion techniques: Experimental Results and Practical Implications”. Applied Ergonomics. 2004; 35: 197-205.