2018-01-31 11:06:03

For over two years, the UDRIVE project has collected naturalistic driving data for cars, lorries and powered two-wheelers. The research focused on distraction, interaction with cyclists and pedestrians, ri… 

What is Naturalistic Driving

adminMCI 2013-01-21 14:31:00

Naturalistic driving, also known as naturalistic observations, is a new approach among already applied traffic research methods. It can be defined as “A study undertaken to provide insight into driver behaviour during every day trips by recording details of the driver, the vehicle and the surroundings through unobtrusive data gathering equipment and without experimental control”.

Under this naturalistic observation approach, the behaviour of road users is observed unobtrusively in


SP5: impact

adminMCI 2013-01-16 17:00:11

SP5 focuses on the impact of the results by implementing them in some very specific areas. More specifically, SP5 aims at:

  • providing recommendations for safety and sustainability measures related to regulation, enforcement, driver awareness, driver training, and road design
  • assessing the options for and usefulness of low tech data acquisition equipment for monitoring performance indicators and effects of policy measures
  • improving driver

SP6: Project Management and dissemination

adminMCI 2013-01-16 17:07:58

SP6 deals with:

  • overall project management, including the financial and administrative administration, contacts with the EC, and monitoring progress
  • scientific quality as well as technical consistency within and between SPs and WPs
  • dissemination of the project’s intermediate and final results and stakeholder involvement

SP6 is led by the project coordinator Rob Eenink, SWOV Institute for Road Safety


SP4 Data analysis

adminMCI 2013-01-16 16:56:47

UDRIVE will gather a huge amount of data on everyday driving and riding. However, given the limits in time and budget, it is impossible to fully exploit the data within the scope of the project. Hence, data analysis within SP4 will focus on a limited number of specific areas, based on the research questions as defined in SP1. These areas are:

  • crash causation, crash risk and normal driving
  • distraction and inattention
  • vulnerable road