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

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.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT HASSELT

Address

Martelarenlaan 42
3500 Hasselt

Belgium

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 317 906,25

Participants (12)

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NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 830 468,75

LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 961 343,75

EUROPEAN TRANSPORT SAFETY COUNCIL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 131 250

OSEVEN SINGLE MEMBER PRIVATE COMPANY

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 391 875

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 595 218,75

BARRAQUEIRO TRANSPORTES, S.A.

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 356 468,75

KURATORIUM FUER VERKEHRSSICHERHEIT

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 191 750

DRIVESIMSOLUTIONS

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 507 187,50

CARDIOID TECHNOLOGIES LDA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 539 375

POLIS - PROMOTION OF OPERATIONAL LINKS WITH INTEGRATED SERVICES, ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONALE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 127 500

UNIVERZA V MARIBORU

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 122 500

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 192 500

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 814761

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2019

  • End date

    30 April 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 265 343,75

  • EU contribution

    € 6 265 343,75

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITEIT HASSELT

Belgium