Reading tip: deliverable interview 7.1!

Dive right into the 31 public deliverables of the i-DREAMS project by following up on this interesting interview series. In this interview, Ariane Cuenen and Veerle Ross from project partner UHasselt talk about the safety-oriented in-verhicle interventions and how both real-time and post-trip interventions will be evaluated.

The goal of the i-DREAMS system is to keep drivers in the Safety Tolerance Zone (STZ). The platform will therefore offer a series of in-vehicle interventions, meant to prevent drivers from getting too close to the boundaries of unsafe operation and to bring them back into the STZ while driving. The safety-oriented interventions will be developed to inform or warn the driver in real-time in an effective way as well as on an aggregated level after going through an app- and web-based gamified coaching platform, thus reinforcing the acquisition of safer driving habits/behaviours.

A methodology for both real-time and post-trip intervention evaluation is developed and presented in deliverable 7.1. In particular, the methodology will attempt to convey all the features and particularities of each one of the interventions examined, and specify the approach with which the effectiveness of the intervention will be assessed as well as if the processes and actions were executed the way they were intended. A variety of methods and study designs is reviewed in order to estimate the safety effects of interventions as efficiently as possible. Furthermore, an appropriate framework for comparing results among different modes and different countries is outlined.