We develop solutions for the car of the future. Automated vehicles and intelligently acting functions are becoming increasingly important in road traffic, which requires reliable, stable and safe systems in vehicles. We support automotive manufacturers in design, testing and integration of camera-based assistance systems for vehicles.

Our competences for your project

  • Body pose and activity recognition in the vehicle interior
  • Activity recognition of drivers, passengers and persons in road traffic to increase road safety
  • AI-based image exploitation for automotive applications
  • Driving simulator as a real test lab for new technologies, e.g. augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and intelligent assistance systems for automated driving

Our projects and products for the automotive industry


Advanced Occupant Monitoring System

Our system detects the driver and passengers inside the vehicle to distinguish between different activities and detect critical situations.


KARLI - AI for interaction in the vehicle of the future

In the KARLI project, IOSB develops occupant state detectors for interactions in the vehicle interior.


InCarIn – Intelligent Car Interieur

Distracted for only a moment? InCarIn records the individual needs of all passengers so that the system can react and respond to them.


Integrated Autonomous Driving Lab

We support vehicle automation with innovative assistance systems (AR, VR, speech recognition, etc.).



Our camera-based driver observation supports the interaction between driver and automated vehicle and reports when control should be taken over by an autonomous driving assistant.



In INITIATIVE, AI-supported adaptive human-technology communication is integrated in automated vehicles to increase safety in mixed traffic scenarios.


4Crypt Video

Adhering to data protection and securely documenting critical work steps - 4Crypt Video and the flexible authentication procedure make it possible.


Test Area Autonomous Driving Baden-Württemberg

Karlsruhe and its surroundings are becoming a test field for autonomous vehicles. The sensor technology for this will be designed transparently in order to increase the acceptance of the citizens.


ED/OM - European Data for Occupant Monitoring Systems

The ED/OM project is a joint industrial project in which several industrial partners cooperate with Fraunhofer IOSB to work on the same or similar objectives and to scientifically address congruent issues of future driver monitoring systems.