The i-DREAMS project mission is to contribute to better road safety via innovative research. With this study, we hope to make a significant step forward towards a safer transport system by taking advantage of intelligent sensors and technologies and supporting drivers to become safer drivers. We primarily want to find out the effectiveness of technology to monitor and analyse driving behaviour.
This technology can interact with the driver both during and after the ride. During experiments, for example, sensors in a wristband will monitor the driver’s heart rhythm, so that both the driving behaviour and the alertness of the driver are measured in real-time. The car could give a warning if the sensor detects that the driver is no longer concentrated. Even after the car ride, the driver will be informed by means of the smartphone about dangerous traffic situations that occurred while driving.
Road safety experts agree that traditional road safety research based on accident data reaches its limit when it comes to researching the effectiveness of technology to monitor and analyse driving behaviour. Therefore we are exploring new research methods. Naturalistic Driving (ND) is one of these methods. In ND, car drivers are observed over longer periods of time by electronic in-vehicle data collection units.
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A €250 participation remuneration will be granted if you complete all the questionnaires and if you continue your participation until the end of the study.