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M.Sc. Niklas Grabbe

Chair of Ergonomics (Prof. Bengler)

Postal address

Boltzmannstr. 15
85747 Garching b. München


Niklas is a research associate and PhD candidate at the Chair of Ergonomics of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) since February 2018. He holds an MSc in Human Factors Engineering (2017) from the TUM. His research interests focus on the safety assessment of automated driving, the interaction between vulnerable road users and automated vehicle, and usability evaluations of HMIs in the automotive context. In addition, he takes on teaching activities in Human Factors in Aviation, Human Factors of Automated & Cooperative Driving, Human Reliability and Eye-Tracking.


Winter term 2022/23

Course no.TitleLecturer (assistant)
0000002070Human Factors in Aviation

Summer term 2023

Course no.TitleLecturer (assistant)
0000003860Humans in Aviation - Human Factors considerations



  • Josten, J.; Seewald, P; ...; Grabbe, N.; Feierle, A.; Albers, D.; Hecht, T.; Biebl, B.; Hübner, M.; Bengler, K.: Level 2 hands-off-Recommendations and guidance. Report, 2023 more…


  • Albers, Deike; Grabbe, Niklas; Forster, Yannick; Naujoks, Frederik; Keinath, Andreas; Bengler, Klaus: (Don’t) Talk to Me! Application of the Kano Method for Speech Outputs in Conditionally Automated Driving. Human Factors in Transportation, AHFE International, 2022NY, USA, 508-515 more…
  • Grabbe, Niklas; Arifagic, Almin; Bengler, Klaus: Assessing the reliability and validity of an FRAM model: the case of driving in an overtaking scenario. Cognition, Technology &Work (12), 2022 more…


  • Albers, Deike; Radlmayr, Jonas; Grabbe, Niklas; Hergeth, Sebastian; Naujoks, Frederik; Forster, Yannick; Keinath, Andreas; Bengler, Klaus: Human-Machine Interfaces for Automated Driving: Development of an Experimental Design for Evaluating Usability. In: Proceedings of the 21st Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2021). Springer International Publishing, 2021 more…
  • Grabbe, Niklas; Gales, Alain; Höcher, Michael; Bengler, Klaus: Functional Resonance Analysis in an Overtaking Situation in Road Traffic: Comparing the Performance Variability Mechanisms between Human and Automation. Safety 8 (1), 2021, 3 more…


  • Albers, Deike; Grabbe, Niklas; Janetzko, Dominik; Bengler, Klaus: Saluton! How do you evaluate usability? -- Virtual Workshop on Usability Assessments of Automated Driving Systems. Proceedings of the 12th ACM International Conference non Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, AutomotiveUI 2020, ACM, 2020NY, USA virtuell more…
  • Grabbe, Niklas; Höcher, Michael; Thanos, Alexander; Bengler, Klaus: Safety Enhancement by Automated Driving: What are the Relevant Scenarios? Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 64 (1), 2020, 1686-1690 more…
  • Grabbe, Niklas; Kellnberger, Anna; Aydin, Beyza; Bengler, Klaus: Safety of automated driving: The need for a systems approach and application of the Functional Resonance Analysis Method. Safety Science 126, 2020, 104665 more…
  • Keler, Andreas; Malcolm, Patrick; Grigoropoulos, Georgios; Grabbe, Niklas: Extraction and analysis of massive skeletal information from video data of crowded urban locations for understanding implicit gestures of road users. 2020 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV), IEEE, 2020online - Symposium more…