User experience design for autonomous bus

  • Smart Vehicle
  • Smart City
  • Mobility

Everything always in view: combination instrument, displays and e-ticketing in autonomous city bus


AKKA Digital, formerly GIGATRONIK, has developed a combination instrument for the Mercedes-Benz Future Bus test model which unites an attractive design, simple operability and high safety standards. The navigation elements on the bus driver’s display adjust to the current situation thanks to optimal connectivity between vehicle sensors and environmental data - whether approaching the next bus stop, passing through a tunnel, in cases of danger through pedestrians or when monitoring all vehicle systems in semi-autonomous driving mode. A networked e-ticketing system and two large displays in the passenger area ensured a comfortable driving experience for passengers at the world premiere of the bus.

Project Content

  • Development of the user interface and software for a digital combination instrument
  • Dynamic adjustment of the display elements in manual and semi-autonomous driving mode
  • Design and connectivity of the e-ticketing system
  • User experience display design in the passenger area for the world premiere 2016

Project Steps

Complete accompaniment of the development process, including the conception of the screen content, the software development and the testing and commissioning of the vehicle

Creation of an interdisciplinary team for developing the utilisation concept for optimal user experience

Linking technical functions to the professional presentation of the concept at the world premiere 2016 in Amsterdam


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  • Smart City
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  • Smart Vehicle

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