Automotive
The automotive industry is forever undergoing transformation.
At the Instituto de Biomécanica (IBV) we help our clients create solutions including the latest technology and user experience as essential factors for their success on the market.
We analyze the impact of materials, concepts and systems for drivers, passengers and other users that interact with the vehicle to ensure it is accepted in the market and the value chain.
We help respond to these essential challenges

HUMAN-CENTERED DESIGN

Current technology enables flexible products to be created that are tailored to the users and can sense them. In order to introduce any technology, it is essential to know the user of today and tomorrow. We must know their needs and aspirations, and turn these into features of new, ever-more humanized designs that take diversity into account.

NEW MEANS OF MOBILITY

People are changing the way they move. We do not need to drive, but simply get around. To address this change, it is necessary to be aware of people’s expectations, cultural aspects and their ability to come up with solutions that are technically and economically viable.

CONNECTED, SMART ELECTRIC VEHICLE

Technology is being introduced in vehicles for them to become new environments in which to work, communicate with other people or simply spend some leisure time. Such vehicles need new designs, screens and interfaces that still ensure the occupants’ safety, comfort and quality of life.

Our solutions
We help companies in the mobility sector by means of the following solutions:
I+D_AUTOMOCION
R&D

We provide the scientific foundations in terms of human factors and ergonomics so our clients can introduce the latest technology into their products and environments, ensuring the end user is satisfied and optimizing the cost-efficiency of the product developments.

The kinds of product we create include mathematical models and algorithms to predict comfort, fatigue and the human body’s reactions.

Technological consultancy

Based on the knowledge acquired, we analyze our clients’ solutions and put forward improvements to redesign them.

We explore the market to ascertain the potential users’ comfort and usability requirements for our clients’ products, conceptualizing sketches and prototypes of them.

We build technological prototypes that can be fitted on board a vehicle and physical models to learn if they are applicable in the initial phases of development.

Inspection and testing

We carry out testing tailored to our clients’ needs and to meet regulations, accompanying the clients in the design processes and in improving their products.

Comfort testing. We do static, thermal, dynamic and acoustic testing on interior components.

Testing of on-board interaction systems. We assess the interfaces’ usability and their level of distraction, and the effectiveness of sensors and cameras in detecting the state of the driver and passengers in systems for comfort, safety and services.

Training

At IBV we provide training in methods, measuring systems and concepts of biomechanics applied to the development of interiors and on-board systems.

In close collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team of experts in ergonomics, design, human factors and user experience, we teach courses tailored to our clients’ needs.

R&D projects
COPET

COPET

Defining and developing postural and thermal comfort models to create strategies for designing and evaluating products.
SUAAVE

SUAAVE

Supporting acceptance of automated vehicle.
HARKEN

HARKEN

Heart and respiration in-car embedded nonintrusive sensors.
Success stories
FICOSA

FICOSA

Cameras to tackle sleepiness at the steering wheel.
JARI

JARI

Improvement in retention systems and integral safety.
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