CIDAUT - Fundación para la investigación y desarrollo en transporte y energía

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Fundación CIDAUT (Research and Development Centre in Transport & Energy) was founded in 1993 as a non-profit organisation and is located in the Technological Park of Boecillo, Valladolid (Spain). Its main objective is to increase competitiveness and industrial development of companies operating in the automotive sector, as well as in the railway and aircraft sector, strengthening their industrial fabric by increasing their technological capabilities in such a way that they are able to develop new products and processes. With regard to safety expertise, CIDAUT is experienced in real world accident studies, biomechanics, virtual testing and modelling, and integrated safety (preventive, active and passive safety) among others.

The Human Factors group is a multidisciplinary team with wide experience in National and European research programmes together with customer projects in the fields of cognitive ergonomics, product design, road design, etc. In particular, the main work segments currently active are: in-vehicle human-machine interfaces, road infrastructure safety, accident analysis, vulnerable road users (especially, motorcyclists and elderly) and railway incidents prevention. The Human Factors team has been involved in different European projects such as AIDE (Adaptive Integrated Driver-Vehicle Interface), PReVENT (Preventive and Active Safety Applications), TRACE (Traffic Accident Causation in Europe) and RANKERS (Ranking for European Road Safety) from the 6th Framework Programme - in the latter project CIDAUT acted as project coordinator. Furthermore, it has also been involved in different initiatives from FP7 such as SAFERIDER (Advanced Telematics for Enhancing the Safety and Comfort of Motorcycle Riders), TeleFOT (Field Operational Tests of Aftermarket & Nomadic Devices in Vehicles), ISi-PADAS (Integrated Human Modelling and Simulation to support Human Error Risk Analysis of Partially Autonomous Driver Assistance Systems), 2BESAFE (2-Wheeler Behaviour and Safety), GOAL (Growing Older, stAying mobiLe: Transport needs for an ageing society), ROSA (Dissemination of European Handbook on Best-Practice related to Two-Wheeled Motor Vehicles´ Safety), RESTRAIL (Mitigation measures and good practice to reduce human fatalities and disruption of services resulting from suicides and trespasses on railways property) and INROADS (Intelligent Renewable Optical Advisory System).

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