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IT for Error Remediation And Trapping Emergencies

Objective

In recent years, a variety of driver support and information management systems have been designed and implemented with the objective of improving safety as well as the performance of vehicles. While the crucial issues at a technical level have been mostly solved, their consequences on driver activity remains open and needs to be fully explained. Of particular importance are their effects on driver behaviour and strategies, and their impact on the operation and safety of the traffic system. The aim of the proposed project is to develop and validate a unified model of driver behaviour and driver interaction with innovative technologies in emergency situations. This model will be applicable to and validated for all the surface transport modes. Drivers’ age, gender, education and experience and culture are factors that will be considered together with influences from the environment and the vehicle. A unified model of driver behaviour will be of great use when designing innovative technologies since it will allow for assessment and tuning of the systems in a safe and controllable environment. At the concept stage, the model could guide designers in identifying potential problem areas whilst at the prototype stage, the model could inform on the scenarios to be used in system evaluation. In this way the systems will be better adapted to the drivers before being available on the market and will provide better support to the driver in emergency situations. Along the same lines, the model could be of use for authorities as a guide in assessing and approving innovative technologies without performing extensive simulator experiments or large scale field trials. As far as the proposes are aware, there has not to date been any research taking the bold step of attempting to create a unified model of driver behaviour applicable across the modes, still less a functioning piece of software to represent that model and the validation of that software.

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2007-RTD-1
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Coordinator

STATENS VAG- OCH TRANSPORTFORSKNINGSINSTITUT
Address
Olaus Magnus Vag 35
58195 Linkoeping
Sweden
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 559 032
Administrative Contact
Björn Peters (Mr.)

Participants (6)

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 405 008
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kathy Brownridge (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE POLYTECHNIQUE HAUTS-DE-FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 240 760
Address
Le Mont Houy
59313 Valenciennes Cedex 9
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Frédéric Vanderhaegen (Prof.)
KITE SOLUTIONS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 432 960
Address
Contrada Costa 9
21034 Cocquio Trevisago Va
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Catherine Dunne (Ms.)
BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV
Israel
EU contribution
€ 124 560
Address
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84105 Beer Sheva
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Daphna Tripto (Ms.)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 154 320
Address
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41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Birgitta Oscár (Ms.)
MTO SAKERHET 2010 AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 68 400
Address
Hornsbruksgatan 19
104 62 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sara Petterson (Ms.)