The i-DREAMS consortium is composed trans-disciplinary and consists of 7 engineering universities and research groups (UHASSELT, NTUA, LOUGH, TUM, KfV, UM, TUD), further completed with 4 companies and ICT groups (OSEVEN PC, BARRA, DSS, CARDIOID). They all have strong connections with the transport industry. Two other partners (ETSC, POLIS) with close links to transport safety stakeholders complete the team.
The Transportation Research Institute of Hasselt University (UHASSELT) is the initiator of i-DREAMS and takes up the overall responsibility for the technical and administrative coordination. Moreover, UHASSELT coordinates WP8 ‘Roadmap to market and society’. UHASSELT also contributes its expertise and task leadership on road safety, human factors and gamification, mainly in development, roll-out and analysis of technical project activities related to post-trip interventions, as well as in the participant recruitment and the coordination of project dissemination activities. Furthermore, UHASSELT supports other consortium partners with expertise in several other project activities.
Over the past 35 years, the Department of Transport Planning and Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) has focused road safety research on safety modelling, user behaviour and human factors, advanced driver assistance systems and safety impact assessment. Needless to say, NTUA is best suited to lead the analysis and evaluation work packages (WP6 and WP7), as well as several other analysis tasks.
The Transport Safety Research Group of Loughborough University (LOUGH) is a specialist research team that focuses on the real-world aspects of road and vehicle safety. LOUGH leads WP3 on operational design of the i-DREAMS platform. In addition, they will lead the simulator and field study organization and support and the on-road test in WP5 and they will contribute significantly to the subsequent analysis of the combined data (WP6 and WP7). Furthermore, LOUGH provides contributions with respect to the technical implementations in WP4 and the consultation and dissemination activities in WP9.
The Transportation Systems Engineering department of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) coordinates the empirical framework of the project. This means TUM leads the 4-stage 5-country experiment, which is concerned with practical and organizational study set-up, participant recruitment, data collection, and integration from all the (pilot) studies and simulations. TUM will be the main contributor to the design procedures for Big Data handling and processing.
Kuratorium Für Verkehrssicherheit (KFV) leads WP2. This WP identifies measurable factors contributing to the overall risk level at a given time and provides documentation of corresponding indicators for all i-DREAMS modes (car, bus, truck, train). Furthermore, (in-vehicle) technology suitable to track those indicators as well as user feedback and intervention technology is reviewed and assessed by KFV to provide input for the design of the experiment and interventions (WP3). KFV also has an active part in setting up the operational design and will lead the task on exploitation plans & policy recommendations in WP8.
The University of Maribor (UM) is involved in the identification, evaluation and selection of technologies for monitoring task complexity and driver capacity (WP2 and WP3) and in the evaluation of interventions (WP7).
The Safety and Security Science Group of the Technical University of Delft (TUD) contributes to several work packages. TUD’s efforts focus on Big Data handling (with focus on ethics and security issues), modelling of extreme events and on tasks related to analysis and modelling of risk factors. Furthermore, in WP8 TUD is responsible for translating knowledge between modes.
DriveSimSolutions (DSS), a spin-off company of the Transportation Research Institute of Hasselt University, is mainly involved in activities of technical implementation and data collection, and has a supporting role in providing expert advice related to state-of-the-art on technologies, operational design and the roadmap to market and society. DSS is responsible for building simulator systems (car, bus & truck), creating simulator scenarios and installing these systems for the planned simulator tests. Additionally, DSS will train and support researchers to operate the simulator and to analyse the simulator data.
Being the WP leader for WP4, CARDIOID Technologies (CARDIOID), a spin-off company of the University of Lisbon, takes up a key role in the technical implementation of the i-DREAMS platform and focuses on the integration of the different data collection instruments, used to monitor task complexity and coping capacity. In addition, CARDIOID contributes significantly in the implementation of procedures for data handling and protection, and Big Data processing. Lastly, CARDIOID is involved in WP8.
In WP4, OSEVEN PC contributes significantly to the integration of the different data collection instruments and participates in the implementation procedures for data handling and protection and Big Data processing. In addition, OSEVEN PC takes a leading role in the implementation of feedback on driver behaviour and supports Greek road tests (WP5).
The main role of Barraqueiro Transportes (BARRA) is situated in WP5, in the simulator and on road experiments and real operation data collection. Besides actually collecting the data, BARRA also has a small role in analysing and processing the data.
The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) is in charge of stakeholder consultation, the creation and management of Advisory Boards and contributes to the continuous dissemination of the project’s work and outputs (WP9).
POLIS contributes mainly to WP8 and WP9. In WP8 their focus is on drafting policy recommendations. In WP9, POLIS supports the stakeholder consultation and manages the Expert and Advisory Boards.