Testing of operating concepts in vehicles
Statistical analysis of the volunteer test studies
Conduction of volunteer studies
Considering human perception
Statistical analysis

Volunteer test studies

BFFT’s interdisciplinary team of technical and psychological experts makes it possible to conduct test studies under a single roof. This permits new systems to be evaluated and potential problems to be avoided at an early stage in the development process.

Areas of investigation

  • Human perception (e.g., attention, response rate)
  • Ergonomic design of components in the vehicle interior
  • Evaluation of display and operating concepts
  • Product evaluation with regard to effectiveness and satisfaction
  • Website testing

Experimental setting

  • Flexibility in the provision of halls and exterior areas as well as technical equipment (e.g. tablets, smartphones, PCs, HW/SW) used to conduct a study
  • Large vehicle fleet, including own workshop

Test stand configuration

  • Reconfiguration and assembly of test stands (e.g. lighting, control elements, displays, indicator and mechanical components)
  • Manipulation and logging of bus data as well as content in combination displays, infotainment displays and head-up displays
  • Setup of trade fair equipment such as cameras and gaze-detection systems as well as the associated analysis software

Study design

  • Development of suitable scenarios and experimental setups
  • Preparation of questions, hypotheses and experimental plans according to scientific standards

Investigative methods

  • Identification and development of appropriate investigative methods, depending on the question posed
  • Quantitative and qualitative survey methods, mental models
  • Vehicle data acquisition (simulation or field-driving studies)
  • Driver distraction measurement using dual-task paradigms
  • Video data
  • Gaze/eye tracking

Test subject pool

  • Internal test pool available
  • Option of selecting test subjects per specific criteria (age, technical affinity, occupation, driving performance, etc.)

Test execution

  • Qualified, experienced investigative lead
  • On-site technical support

Test evaluation

  • Statistical analysis of experimental data on the basis of scientific standards
  • Preparation and presentation of results oriented towards target group

Interested in participating as a test subject?

We’re always looking for test subjects for our test group who are interested in testing and experiencing novel systems and prototype developments. You’ll find all the relevant information regarding participation in our flyer.