The project involves 28 partners, including major European vehicle manufacturers and automotive technology suppliers and research institutes, which will work together over a period of 40 months. The partners will conduct European-wide vehicle field tests, to assess the impact of 8 advanced driver assistance and preventive safety functions in real traffic conditions.
The 8 active safety functions will be tested in over 1,500 vehicles from 11 European OEM brands:
– FCS (Forward Collision Warning);
– ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control);
– SL Sspeed Limiter);
– BLIS (Blind Spot Information System);
– LDW (Lane Departure Warning);
– IW (Impairment Warning);
– CSW (Curve Speed Warning);
– SafeHMI (Safe Human Machine Interaction).
Equipped cars will be instrumented to take data about how drivers use the systems, system effectiveness, and user acceptance. The results will help the public sector set policy regarding active safety, while also giving car companies more “solid ground” upon which to base future product decisions and research investments.
Testing will occur throughout Europe with drivers recruited from the public using the equipped cars in their everyday driving.