For an intelligent interaction with the vehicle of the future

The KARLI consortium develops key technologies for the introduction of multilevel automated vehicles.

The KARLI project

Our goal

The goal of the KARLI project is to develop an adaptive, responsive and level-compliant interaction in the vehicles of the future. To this end, customer-relevant AI functions are being developed in KARLI that detect driver states and design interactions for different automation levels.

These AI functions are developed in KARLI from empirical and synthetically generated data. The data will be collected and used in KARLI in such a way that the project results are scalable to Big Data from production vehicles available in the future.

The KARLI subprojects

The target applications

KARLI’s target applications are aligned with the overall goal of “level-compliant driver behavior.”

The drivers state, his behavior and his probable ability to act are derived from the current driving situation, including the level of automation.

The recording of the driving situation and the driver’s condition thus allows an actual-target comparison and a targeted approach in the dialog between human and machine.

Detection of the driver condition

Detection of the driving situation

Adaptive Human-Machine Interface

KARLI & funding policy goals

“Artificial Intelligence Strategy” of the German Federal Government

KARLI supports the implementation of the German government’s “High-Tech Strategy for Intelligent Mobility”.

“Research for autonomous driving” by BMWi, BMVI and BMBF

The KARLI applications are an implementation contribution to the action plan “Research for Autonomous Driving” of the federal ministries BMWi, BMVI and BMBF.

“Third Mobility Package” by the European Parliament

With the Third Mobility Package, the European Parliament is obliging manufacturers to install systems that monitor driver states during type approval starting in 2022.

The consortium

12 partners from research, industry & technology consulting

The development of AI know-how is significantly accelerated by the ambitious project goals and the cooperation in the consortium.

The consortium is composed of the following companies:

  • Continental Automotive Gmbh
  • Ford-Werke GmbH
  • Audi AG
  • paragon semvox GmbH
  • TWT GmbH Science & Innovation
  • studiokurbos GmbH
  • Fraunhofer IAO
  • Fraunhofer IOSB
  • Allround Team GmbH
  • Hochschule der Medien
  • University of Stuttgart

The project owner

TÜV Rheinland has been managing funding programs with ambitious objectives for decades, thus making its contribution to innovation and excellence in research.

The consortium partners

KARLI has high scientific and technical prospects of success due to the outstanding combination of competencies in the consortium. With KARLI, the consortium partners are creating the necessary basis for the transfer of the developed AI technologies into series products for assisted, automated and connected driving in conjunction with driver and in-cabin monitoring as well as human-machine interaction.

The project coordination

KARLI is coordinated by Continental Automotive GmbH (lead applicant & project coordinator) and Fraunhofer (scientific-technical coordination).

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News & publications of the consortium partners

Report abstract: Display of Artificial Intelligence in the Vehicle HMI

The KARLI AI-MMI (Artificial Intelligence of Human-Machine Interaction) work package focuses on the question of how the use of AI will affect the appearance of an MMI. This is also the subject of the report “Display of Artificial Intelligence in the Vehicle HMI” by Dr.-Ing Peter Rössger. Read the summary here.

UX concepts for the vehicle of the future. KARLI & HdM.

The focus of the Stuttgart Media University (HdM) in the KARLI project is on the evaluation and development of user-centered AI solutions for automated driving vehicles. The goal is to combine a high level of safety with a successful user experience (UX).

Developing AI-driven in-vehicle interaction. KARLI & Audi.

Within KARLI, Audi is working on AI-based interactions in the vehicle with regard to person- and context-sensitivity. The goal is for the human-machine interface to behave adaptively based on the user and system state of the individual operating history.