By means of the 'Situation Awareness Manager', a multimedia dialogue system, the transmission of information when a driver is requested to take over from an automated to a manual vehicle mode (Take Over Request, TOR) is cognitively more effective, because the information is transmitted in at least two different communication modes, e.g. visually and haptically. For example, a kind of checklist or small tasks concerning the situation for which the driver has to make a manual input can be displayed. If no input is made or the input is incorrect, the information transmission is repeated. The situation-adaptive multimodal dialogue system can, for example, also include gaze detection and release. The order and type of query by the system varies depending on the situation. In this way, the information can be weighted and a careless, routine ticking off of the checklist or solving of the tasks by the driver is prevented. The information perceived by the driver is then compared with the information transmitted. This results in an interactively guided system comparison of two cognitive states, namely of the driver and the vehicle. The perceptions observed by the driver with his sensory organs are matched with the environment, traffic and vehicle state detected by the sensor system. The system has a storage device in the sense of a black box that stores the sensor data, the transmitted information and the driver's perception. In summary, the system makes it possible to check the information recorded by the driver, i.e. a kind of a learning success check, in order to then document the handover procedure in a legally binding manner. In the event of a disputed accident situation after a driver takeover, it can then be proven whether and how, or to what extent, the driver has acquired the previously required situational awareness.