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Monitoring devices for overall FITness of Drivers

Objective

The aim of determining fitness to drive is to achieve a balance between minimising any driving-related road safety risks for the individual and the community and maintaining the driver’s lifestyle and employment-related mobility independence. Driving a car is a complex and dynamic task and there is a wide range of conditions that temporarily affect the ability to drive safely like consuming substances or fatigue. Professional drivers are particularly affected by fatigue. The main effect of fatigue is a progressive withdrawal of attention from the road and traffic demands leading to impaired driving performance. The particular practice of professional drivers include working long hours, prolonged night work, working irregular hours, little or poor sleep, and early starting times which in many cases lead to fatigue. Fatigue causes reduced alertness, longer reaction times, memory problems, poorer psychometric coordination, and less efficient information processing. The results of different surveys world-wide show that over 50% of long-haul drivers have at some time almost fallen asleep at the wheel. The project will design, implement and test a new tool, for the monitoring and evaluation of driving performance, cognitive load, physical fatigue and reaction time. The system will create neurophysiological models able to detect the onset of abnormal drivers’ fitness based on data obtained from IoT devices during working activities and while driving, on board intelligence and smart tachographs. Artificial Intelligent models will associate different kinds of anomalous behaviour to its most probable cause: drugs, medicines, alcohol, fatigue, etc.; and a cloud-based system will communicate driver, police patrols, infrastructure the necessary information to improve road safety.
Drugs and alcohol have also the potential to adversely affect driving skills; the project will also develop screening methods to detect new drugs and to reduce the time needed to perform the tests.

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2020-TwoStages
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FUNDACION INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DE CASTILLA Y LEON
Address
Calle Lopez Bravo 70 Poligono Industrial
09001 Villalonquejar Burgos
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 527 957

Participants (9)

ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA DEI PROFESSIONISTI PER LA SICUREZZA STRADALE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 430 480
Address
Piazza Del Teatro Di Pompeo 2
00186 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
MAELARDALENS HOEGSKOLA
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 488 452,50
Address
Hogskoleplan 1
721 23 Vasteras
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ADVANTIC SISTEMAS Y SERVICIOS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 267 500
Address
C Zurbano 83 Escalera Izquierda 3A
28003 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 425 000
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPAISCHE FAHRLEHRER ASSOZIATION
Germany
EU contribution
€ 164 850
Address
Alboinstr 56
12103 Berlin
Activity type
Other
SECURETEC DETEKTIONS-SYSTEME AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 388 437,50
Address
Lilienthalstrasse 7
85579 Neubiberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ELIOCITY
France
EU contribution
€ 223 125
Address
Rue De Menin Parc De L'innovation
59520 Marquette-lez-lille
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT SERVICES COMPANYLIMITED BY GUARANTEE
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 167 812,50
Address
Glasnevin Business Centre Ballyboggan Road Glasnev
D11KH31 Dublin 11
Activity type
Other
ASELSAN ELEKTRONIK SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 406 250
Address
Mehmet Akif Ersoy Mahallesi 296 Cadde 16
06172 Yenimahalle Ankara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)