The ika-Meetup Series of Events


One of the greatest challenges of our time, shaping the mobility of the future, is the focus of ika-Meetups. Launched in March 2018 with the focus on "Automated Driving", they have firmly established themselves in the scientific calendar of events on the RWTH campus. At the beginning of this year the topic "E-Mobility" was added.

Like their role models in Silicon Valley, the ika Meetups are also characterized by a relaxed atmosphere, in which the participants eagerly discuss the topic over snacks and drinks after each lecture and expand their personal network

The speakers are proven experts from research and industry who present current research and development topics. The lectures do not have the character of a purely scientific specialist lecture and it is important that, in addition to the technical solution, practical applications are also presented.

In addition to experts from the automotive sector (engineering colleagues as well as scientific and technical staff), the target group naturally includes students from the RWTH and FH Aachen and interested citizens from the city region.

Thanks to sponsoring by fka GmbH, admission, snacks and drinks are free of charge.

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The next ika-Meetup will be held on Thursday, September 12!

Note: The event was given a different focus in June. Speaker and topic have been updated.

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Our Meetup series for interested parties presents and discusses current, practice-relevant research topics in the field of future mobility.

Lying is the new way of sitting
Kinetosis as a Challenge for Autonomous Driving

Dominique Bohrmann (DaimlerAG)

As automation progresses, the primary driving task recedes into the background and offers the driver new ways of using the vehicle. As a result of this relief, non-driving activities and innovative approaches to various interior features in particular are moving into the focus of usage scenarios for future mobility concepts. The extent to which these have an effect on the well-being of the occupants is not yet sufficiently known. For example, working simultaneously while driving often leads to nausea symptoms called kinetosis, which severely restrict the well-being of many people. The lecture shows the basics for researching the corresponding requirements for the automobile of the future.

[Foto: Dominique Bohrmann]

Dominique Bohrmann

  • is project manager in the field of kinetosis in the field of vehicle concepts at Daimler AG and doctoral student in cooperation with the Chair of Ergonomics at the Technical University of Munich.
  • deals with the prediction and prevention of kinetosis symptoms in non-driving activities with regard to highly automated driving scenarios.

The event starts at 18:00 hrs, the talk will be held in German.
Registration is requested.

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Dr.-Ing. Adrian Zlocki
Senior Manager Automated Driving
+49 241 8861 219


Seminar room S206
Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika)
Steinbachstr. 7
52074 Aachen


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