International VDI Conference - HMI in Off-Highway Machines
- Engage with leading manufacturers, suppliers, software providers and users.
- Attend the conferences Sensors for Off-Highway Machines and Automation and Robotics and in Agriculture taking place at the same time at no extra cost.
- Secure access to our excellent network of experts in the off-highway industry and make new contacts at the evening get-together.
The key to controlling the increasingly complicated functions of off-highway machines is human machine interface (HMI) technology. That’s why the VDI conference “HMI in Off-Highway Machines” is devoted exclusively to this field. OEMs, suppliers and users of off-highway machines will come together with experts in HMI software development to present and discuss the newest developments.
More efficient working processes, better functional safety
Off-highway machines are becoming increasingly complex. Digitalization and network connectivity a large range of new functions, which can be difficult to manage without the right training or help for inexperienced operators. New HMI technologies such as speech and gesture controls or head-up displays have already found use in automotive applications. And off-highway machines, with often even more complex tasks and usages, are catching up quickly.
The VDI “HMI in Off-Highway Machines” conference focuses on the human machine interface for off-highway machines and will give you a profound overview of the most significant HMI concepts as well as software and hardware solutions. Discuss the current state of technology, the newest developments and trendsetting projects with leading experts from the industry and scientific research. Amongst other topics, you’ll find out about how HMI technology contributes to more efficient, automated processes and improved functional safety.
Spectrum of subjects at the conference
The VDI conference “HMI in Off-Highway Machines” will address the following topics:
- User centered design / UX in off-highway machine cabins
- Interface standardization
- Automation through HMI
- HMI software: standardization and device connectivity
- Advanced driver assistance and improved vehicle safety
- Haptic, gesture and speech control development and technology
- Modular HMI components / Instrument clusters
- Cockpit design
- Touch screen controls
- Head-up displays / augmented & virtual reality
- HMI developments in the automotive industry
- Use cases – sophisticated HMI in off-highway operations:
- Construction Sites
- Material Handling
Registration & Welcome Coffee
Chair‘s Welcome & Opening Address
Kurt Loosli, CEO, EAO AG, Switzerland
Say Hi & Meet your Peers!
Have your business cards on hand and see who else is joining the event. Get to know your peers
I. UX & User Centered Design
Taking into Account the Human Being behind the Machine
Cristina Ilenescu, User eXperience, Usability & Ergonomics Engineer, AGCO, France
User Experience for Construction Machines – How UX contributes to increased Safety, Efficiency & Emotions in the Cockpit
Franz Koller, Managing Director, User Interface Design GmbH, Germany
Connected Farmer HMI: How might we design interfaces for the modern, digital farmer
Jonathon Baugh, Experience Architect and Delivery Manager, Pillar Technologies, USA
II. Future Developments in HMI
Concepts of FUTURE DIGITAL WORKSPACEs for industrial Vehicles
Prof. Dr. Frank Will and Dr. Jens Krzywinski, both; Technical University Dresden, Germany
The Future of Off-Highway UX: HUDs, AR and beyond
Lynwood Stanley, Vice President - Global Engineering Services, Altia, USA
Experiences from a related Application Field: Current Concepts and Future Trends in automotive HMI
Dr. Stefan Becker, Global Core HMI Supervisor, Ford, Germany
Networking and coffee break
Interactive World Café Session
During the interactive World Café Session, we invite you to directly engage with other experts. It is an interactively moderated discussion on different topics. Discuss and identify challenges within your sector as well as problems, needs and solutions. The focus is on the participants – Decide what exactly you would like to discuss and introduce your own experiences and cases.
End of conference day one
At the end of the first conference day we kindly invite you to use the relaxed and informal atmosphere for in-depth conversations with other participants and speakers.
III. Future Developments in HMI
The connected Tractor: Voice-Enabled Technology in the Field
Dr. Carie Cunningham, UX researcher, DRIVE Lab, Nuance Communications, USA
IV. HMI Software & Device Connectivity
Dynamic HMI Design with Apps-based System in mobile Machines
Tommi Forsmann, Principal Engineer, Parker Hannifin Manufacturing, Finland
Intuitive and multi-use Off-Highway HMIs – Platform integrated innovative Technologies
Michael Jendis, Executive Director Commercial Vehicles, Preh GmbH, Germany
Networking & coffee break
Technology supporting good Interaction Design in Off-Highway Vehicles
Markus Wallmyr, Global UX Leader, CrossControl, Sweden
Panel Discussion on Design Thinking
V. Cockpit Control & Interaction
Control in the Future – Design and ergonomic Products for more Efficiency
Markus Seifert, CEO, Spohn und Burkhart GmbH & Co. KG, Germany and
Robust and individual configurable Outdoor Family HMI
Claudia Benzing, Plant Manager, EAO Automotive, Germany
Networking & coffee break
New Level of Comfort and Safety in Off-Highway Cabins
Marc von Elling, CEO, recalm GmbH and Marko Boving, Senior Manager, Grammer AG, both: Germany
HMI Concepts for wearable Devices in a Repair and Maintenance Context
Johanna Sachtleben, Usability & User Experience Expert, DSA Daten- und Systemtechnik GmbH, Germany
End of conference
Target audience for the HMI in Off-Highway Machines conference
This cross-sector VDI conference is aimed at professionals and management involved in the development and implementation of human machine interface in off-highway machines. This includes employees in the following areas:
- OEMs and suppliers of off-highway machines
- Software companies in the areas of HMI, UX, GUI
- Users and companies active in agriculture, mining and construction
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You’d like to engage in a cross-sector, interdisciplinary exchange about the human machine interface in off-highway machines? You want to find out, which developments and new technologies in this area are relevant to your company? Then book your ticket for the VDI conference “HMI in Off-Highway Machines” now.
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