Intelligent Car Interieur

Brief description of the project and project goals

The camera-based interior detection allows for the perception of posture, attention and intentions to act and the design of new interior concepts.

The aim of the InCarIn project was to develop a system that uses these findings to identify driver habits and offer them as proactive suggestions for future action.

Project result

The range of applications is diverse and offers many aspects, from safety to pure comfort. In addition to the project goal, the attention of the driver was examined to determine whether he concentrates on the road and driving task or whether he talks to the people in the back seat. On the basis of recognized changes in posture, it was thus possible to reconstruct losses of concentration.

Tasks of the IAD Department

In the BMBF project InCarIn, Fraunhofer IOSB worked on making human-machine interaction in the vehicle interior between the occupants and the car as natural and useful as possible. To this end, a camera-based interior detection system was implemented using three RGB-D sensors capable of detecting and analyzing the driver, passenger and all rear-seat occupants.

Project partners

Fraunhofer IOSB with

  • Fraunhofer Institut für Arbeitswirtschaft und Organisation
  • Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung
  • NordSys GmbH
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Universität Stuttgart IAT
  • Visteon
  • Volkswagen AG

Interactive Analysis and Diagnosis department

Would you like to learn more about our competence and service spectrum in the field of Interactive Analysis and Diagnosis? Then visit the IAD department page.


Other projects of the IAD department

Here you can find more projects with participation of the Interactive Analysis and Diagnosis department.


More information

on the project InCarIn - Intelligent Car Interieur:


The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).