New opportunities to tackle road safety

Several factors of driver state negatively impact road safety, such as distraction (in-vehicle or external), fatigue and drowsiness, health concerns (e.g. illness, frailty, cognitive state) and extreme emotions (e.g. anxiety, stress, anger). Moreover, differences in socio-cultural factors are still among the main determinants of road risks. At the same time, technological developments make massive and detailed operator performance data easily available. For example via new in-vehicle sensors tha...
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How will i-DREAMS make a difference?

Prof. dr. Tom Brijs, IMOB-UHasselt (project co-ordinator): “i-DREAMS will make a significant step forward towards a safer transport system by taking advantage of increasing automation. We specifically focus on the driver-vehicle-environment interactions and on the human factors affecting the behaviour of drivers. We will make use of technology to monitor and analyse driving behavior. This technology can intervene both during and after the ride. During experiments, for example, sensors in the ste...
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How can technology help tackling road safety?

A consortium of 13 partners, research organisations as well as companies, from 8 different countries will collaborate on the EU Horizon2020 project i-DREAMS. During 3 years they will define, implement and test new ways and technologies for monitoring the increasingly complex interaction between driver, vehicle and road environment, and to develop and test interventions to reduce accident risk, both under simulated and in real-life conditions.”
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