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TELEFOT

Project reference: 224067
Funded under: FP7-ICT

Field Operational Tests of Aftermarket and Nomadic Devices in Vehicles [Print to PDF] [Print to RTF]

From 2008-06-01 to 2012-11-30

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 14 141 286

EU contribution:

EUR 9 703 001

Coordinated in:

Finland

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2007-2

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

TeleFOT project will assess the impacts of functions provided by aftermarket and nomadic devices in vehicles and raise wide awareness of their traffic safety potential.

The objectives of the TeleFOT project are to assess the impacts of functions provided by aftermarket and nomadic devices in vehicles and raise wide awareness of their traffic safety potential. These devices can provide different types of driver support functions and almost nothing is known about their safety and other impacts yet. The market penetration of portable navigators and smart phones is exploding today. The timing for the project is ideal. The functions to be tested cover two broad areas: Functions promoting (i) safe driving and (ii) economic and fuel efficient driving. These are Speed information, Traffic information, Road weather information and “Green driving” support. The impacts are assessed on levels ranging from usability; behaviour and incidents; safety; Green Driving and efficiency; to the impacts on the transport system. Attention will be also paid to possible negative impacts, since especially smart phones are not originally designed for vehicle use and navigators may have problems in fixing and positioning in the cockpit. The project also aims at speeding up the penetration of systems able to "see" beyond drivers’ field of vision in conditions where good situation awareness is needed. TeleFOT provides opportunities to test the impacts of similar functions future cooperative systems will provide after their development challenges have been solved in the coming years. In fact, aftermarket and nomadic devices provide an alternative to some important cooperative driving and ADAS functions for many years ahead. The concept comprises of creating three European test communities: Northern, Central and Southern. About 3 000 drivers participate in the tests. The project has strong national support and no resources are needed for setting up the testing infrastructures. Business models are also studied. Owing to very different traffic behaviour and reactions to safety measures in Europe, it is necessary to have test communities spanning from south to north.

Objective

The objectives of the TeleFOT project are to assess the impacts of functions provided by aftermarket and nomadic devices in vehicles and raise wide awareness of their traffic safety potential. These devices can provide different types of driver support functions and almost nothing is known about their safety and other impacts yet. The market penetration of portable navigators and smart phones is exploding today. The timing for the project is ideal. The functions to be tested cover two broad areas: Functions promoting (i) safe driving and (ii) economic and fuel efficient driving. These are Speed information, Traffic information, Road weather information and "Green driving" support. The impacts are assessed on levels ranging from usability; behaviour and incidents; safety; Green Driving and efficiency; to the impacts on the transport system. Attention will be also paid to possible negative impacts, since especially smart phones are not originally designed for vehicle use and navigators may have problems in fixing and positioning in the cockpit. The project also aims at speeding up the penetration of systems able to "see" beyond drivers' field of vision in conditions where good situation awareness is needed. TeleFOT provides opportunities to test the impacts of similar functions future cooperative systems will provide after their development challenges have been solved in the coming years. In fact, aftermarket and nomadic devices provide an alternative to some important cooperative driving and ADAS functions for many years ahead. The concept comprises of creating three European test communities: Northern, Central and Southern. About 3 000 drivers participate in the tests. The project has strong national support and no resources are needed for setting up the testing infrastructures. Business models are also studied. Owing to very different traffic behaviour and reactions to safety measures in Europe, it is necessary to have test communities spanning from south to north.

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Coordinator

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
Kaitoväylä 1
Oulu, Finland
Administrative contact: Petri Mononen
Tel.: +358207222325
Fax: +358207222090
E-mail

Participants

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
Templergraben
AACHEN, Germany
Administrative contact: Christian Sahr
Tel.: +49 241 80 25620
Fax: +49 241 80 22147
E-mail
ALLGEMEINER DEUTSCHER AUTOMOBIL CLUB E.V.
Germany
AM WESTPARK 8
MUENCHEN, Germany
Administrative contact: Christof Gauss
Tel.: +49 8191 938 64
Fax: +49 8191 938 63
E-mail
BLOM, SISTEMAS GEOESPACIALES, S.L.U.
Spain
CALLE ALCALA 492
MADRID, Spain
Administrative contact: PILAR MORLA TEJEDOR
Tel.: +34 983 45 60 4
Fax: +34 983 23 96 4
E-mail
FUNDACION CIDAUT
Spain
Parque Tecnologico de Boecillo, Parcela
VALLADOLID, Spain
Administrative contact: Maria Teresa Fernández Peña
Tel.: +00 0 000000
E-mail
RUCKER LYPSA SL
Spain
CARRETERA DEL PRAT POLIGONO I PARCELA 65 B
CORNELLA, Spain
Administrative contact: Jordi Razquin
Tel.: +34 93 377 61 6
Fax: +34 93 377 07 1
E-mail
ELECTRONIC TRAFIC SA
Spain
CALLE TRES FORQUES 147
VALENCIA, Spain
Administrative contact: Antonio Gallego
Tel.: +00 0 0000000
E-mail
CGI SUOMI OY
Finland
GARVERIGRANDEN 2
HELSINKI, Finland
Administrative contact: Markku Luoto
Tel.: +35810302010
Fax: +35810302011
E-mail
EMTELE OY
Finland
HELAKALLIONKATU
TAMPERE, Finland
Administrative contact: Hannu Martikainen
Tel.: +358 400 622077
E-mail
MEDIAMOBILE NORDIC OY
Finland
JAMSANKATU
HELSINKI, Finland
Administrative contact: Marja Vakomaa
Tel.: +358 407407152
E-mail
UNIVERSITE DE TECHNOLOGIE DE BELFORT MONTBELIARD
France
SITE DE BELFORT, 2EME ETAGE
BELFORT, France
Administrative contact: Maxime Wack
Tel.: +33384583038
Fax: +33384583030
E-mail
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
Patission Str.
ATHINA, Greece
Administrative contact: Angelos Amditis
Tel.: +30210 7722398
Fax: +302107722291
E-mail
CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS
Greece
CHARILAOU THERMI ROAD
THERMI THESSALONIKI, Greece
Administrative contact: Constantinos Kiparissides
Tel.: +302310498100
Fax: +302310498180
E-mail
BROADBIT HUNGARY FEJLESZTO ES TANACSADO KFT
Hungary
KOLOZSVAR UTCA
BUDAPEST, Hungary
Administrative contact: Andras Kovacs
Tel.: +36302189659
Fax: +3613768797
E-mail
MAGNETI MARELLI S.P.A.
Italy
VIALE ALDO BORLETTI
MILANO, Italy
Administrative contact: Marco Manzi
Tel.: +39 02 97227075
Fax: +39 02 97227514
E-mail
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MODENA E REGGIO EMILIA
Italy
VIA UNIVERSITA
MODENA, Italy
Administrative contact: Mauro Dell'Amico
Tel.: +39 0522 522636
Fax: +39 0522 522164
E-mail
META SYSTEM S.P.A
Italy
VIA MAJAKOVSKIJ 10 BCDE
REGGIO EMILIA, Italy
Administrative contact: Paolo Barbieri
Tel.: +390522364163
Fax: +390522364122
E-mail
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
Strada Torino
ORBASSANO (TO), Italy
Administrative contact: Massimo Casali
Tel.: +39 011 9083492
Fax: +39 011 9083786
E-mail
HERE GLOBAL B.V.
Netherlands
De Run
VELDHOVEN, Netherlands
Administrative contact: Stéphane Dreher
Tel.: +32 27157092
Fax: +32 27217257
E-mail
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
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GOETEBORG, Sweden
Administrative contact: Christina Haglund
Tel.: +46 31 7723128
Fax: +46 31 7723819
E-mail
TRAFIKVERKET - TRV
Sweden
RODA VAGEN
BORLANGE, Sweden
Administrative contact: Johnny Svedlund
Tel.: +46 24375079
E-mail
MIRA LTD
United Kingdom
Watling Street
NUNEATON, United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Mark Fowkes
Tel.: +44 2476 355443
Fax: +44 2476 358443
E-mail
LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Ashby Road
LOUGHBOROUGH, United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Raymond Kent
Tel.: +44 1509 222456
Fax: +44 1509 223953
E-mail
Record Number: 87679 / Last updated on: 2014-10-06