SIMUSAFE (SIMUlator of behavioural aspects for SAFEr transport)

PI

Professor Stewart Birrell

Funder

Horizon 2020

Value

675,700 euros (value to Coventry University)

Project team

Allison Duncan

Tugra Erol

Craig Clarke

Partners

  • INSTITUTO TECNOLÓGICO DE CASTILLA Y LEON ITCL S
  • IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD IBM ISRAEL
  • INSTITUT FRANCAIS DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DES TRANSPORTS, DE L'AMENAGEMENT ET DES RESEAUX
  •  BRAINSIGNS SRL BRAINSIGNS SRL
  •  EUROPAISCHE FAHRLEHRER ASSOZIATION EFA
  •  MAELARDALENS HOEGSKOLA MDH
  •  ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA DEI PROFESSIONISTI PER LA SICUREZZA STRADALE
  •  HOK INSTRUMENT AKTIEBOLAG
  •  PROMETEO INNOVATIONS SLNE PROMETEO
  •  PROGRES 123 SRO
  •  TWENTE MEDICAL SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL B.V . TMSI
  •  UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO UPORTO
  •  LINK INNOVA ENGINEERING SL LINK INNOVA
  •  DELPHI DEUTSCHLAND GMBH DELPHI DE
  •  THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA

Objectives

It has been claimed that 90% of road-traffic crashes are caused by driver error, being a significant factor in traffic accidents. Improving road safety means understanding the individual and collective behaviour of actors involved (drivers, two wheelers, and pedestrians) and their interaction between themselves and safety-related systems and services. The goal of SIMUSAFE (SIMUlator of Behavioural Aspects for SAFEr Transport) following the FESTA-V model methodology is to develop realistic multi-agent behavioural models in a transit environment where researchers will be able to monitor and introduce changes in every aspect, gathering data not available in real world conditions.

Impact statement

Knowledge gathered will be the base for the development of more effective and pro-active measures for the prevention and mitigation of such factors, with subsequent impact in the safety devices market, regulations and driver education.

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