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Safety tolerance zone calculation and interventions for driver-vehicle-environment interactions under challenging conditions

Objective

The objective of this project is to setup a framework for the definition, development, testing and validation of a context-aware ‘safety tolerance zone’ for on-road driving, within a smart Driver and Road Environment Assessment and Monitoring System (i-DREAMS). Taking into account, on the one hand, driver-related background factors (age, driving experience, safety attitudes and perceptions, etc.) and real-time risk-related physiological indicators (e.g. fatigue, distraction, stress, etc.), and on the other hand, driving task-related complexity indicators (e.g. time of day, speed, traffic intensity, presence of vulnerable road users, adverse weather, etc.) a continuous real-time assessment will be made to monitor and determine if a driver is within acceptable boundaries of safe operation (i.e. safety tolerance zone). Moreover, safety-oriented interventions will be developed to prevent drivers from getting too close to the boundaries of unsafe operation and to bring back the driver into the safety tolerance zone. These interventions will be composed of both real-time interventions, i.e. in-vehicle while travelling, and other interventions aimed at enhancing the knowledge, attitudes, perceptions and behavioural reaction of drivers with respect to safety-related technologies, situations and behaviours. Application areas will include: new road safety interventions, improved driver well-being and transfer of control between human and vehicle. Initial testing will take place in a driving simulator environment after which promising interventions will be tested and validated under real-world conditions in a testbed consisting of 600 drivers in total across 5 EU countries. Market roadmaps will be developed to support smooth transition of the investigated technologies to the market and experience from use cases in different European countries will be used to disseminate best practices.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2018-TwoStages
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT HASSELT
Address
Martelarenlaan 42
3500 Hasselt
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 317 906,25

Participants (12)

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 830 468,75
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 961 343,75
Address
Ashby Road
LE11 3TU Loughborough
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEAN TRANSPORT SAFETY COUNCIL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 131 250
Address
Avenue De Celtes 20
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
OSEVEN SINGLE MEMBER PRIVATE COMPANY
Greece
EU contribution
€ 391 875
Address
Chaimanta 27B
152 34 Chalandri
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 595 218,75
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BARRAQUEIRO TRANSPORTES, S.A.
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 356 468,75
Address
Avenida Santos E Castro
1750-315 Lisbon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KURATORIUM FUER VERKEHRSSICHERHEIT
Austria
EU contribution
€ 191 750
Address
Schleiergasse 18
1100 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
DRIVESIMSOLUTIONS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 507 187,50
Address
Amerikalaan 32
2440 Geel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CARDIOID TECHNOLOGIES LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 539 375
Address
Ceiia Av Dom Afonso Henriques 1825
4450 Matosinhos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
POLIS - PROMOTION OF OPERATIONAL LINKS WITH INTEGRATED SERVICES, ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONALE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 127 500
Address
Rue Du Trône 98
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
UNIVERZA V MARIBORU
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 122 500
Address
Slomskov Trg 15
2000 Maribor
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 192 500
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments