Dive right into the 31 public deliverables of the i-DREAMS project by following up on this interesting interview series. In this interview, Bart De Vos (deliverable 5.2 author and an expert in building driving simulators) from project partner UHasselt elaborates on the description of the driver simulator experiment for identifying safety tolerance zones and the performance of in-vehicle interventions.
The conceptual framework of the i-DREAMS platform integrates aspects of monitoring (such as context, operator, vehicle, task complexity and coping capacity), to develop a Safety Tolerance Zone (STZ) for driving. In-vehicle interventions and post-trip interventions will aim to keep the drivers within the STZ as well as provide feedback to the driver. This conceptual framework is tested in simulator studies and three stages of field trials in Belgium, Greece, Germany, Portugal and the United Kingdom with a group of participants representing car, bus, truck, tram and train drivers.
The aim of this deliverable is to elaborate on a detailed design for each of the simulator trials, based on design recommendations and specifications that were presented previously in D3.4: Experimental Protocol. The three main goals of the driving simulator trials in i-DREAMS are: to test driving behaviour and validate the STZ mathematical model, to test the monitoring equipment and real-time intervention technologies in assessing the STZ, and to obtain user feedback about these technologies.