Work Programme

The work plan of UDRIVE roughly follows the steps of the FESTA-V approach:

Each of these five steps will be executed in a sub-project (SP) with strong interrelationships. There is an additional SP that deals with Project Management and Dissemination.

 


 

SP1: Study design

Within its three work packages (WPs) SP1 will develop and define the overall design of the ND study and make the required legal and ethical arrangements.

This includes:

  • Definition of main research questions and related driving performance indicators.
  • Development of preliminary analysis plan.
  • Definition of functional requirements for the Data Acquisition System (DAS).
  • Definition of procedures for data collection in terms of a study plan.
  • Establishment of procedures for complying with relevant legal regulations.

Its general workflow and its relations to the other SPs look as follows:

SP1 is led by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  of the German Aerospace Centre DLR.

 


 

SP2: Data management

SP2 provides all the tools for collecting data in the field, pre-processing them, uploading the data to storage and database, maintaining them and providing them to the analysts while keeping them consistent at the same time. SP2 runs throughout the lifetime of UDRIVE and consists of five work packages:

SP2 is led by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  of SWOV, The Netherlands.

 


 

SP3 Data collection

A central task in UDRIVE is the collection of the actual data in SP3. Data collection will take place in six EU Member States:

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The choice of operation sites (OS) was motivated by aiming at having a good spread over countries with different characteristics in terms of road safety records, road user behaviour, road infrastructure characteristics, the presence of vulnerable road users, climate, traffic density, etc.

In UDRIVE an extended data acquisition system (DAS) will be used with data recording including geographic information system (GIS) data and at least two video cameras, one with forward view, the other with a view of the driver.

SP3 is led by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , ERTICO – ITS Europe.

 


 

SP4 Data analysis

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 users
  • driving styles related to eco-driving

The structure of SP4 and its relationship with the other UDRIVE SPs is the following:

The aim is to make the data accessible for additional analyses, once the project is finished; not only to the partner institutes of UDRIVE, but also to other parties, obviously within legal and ethical limitations.

The analyses in SP4 will be prepared and tested based on a partial data set as provided by SP3. The final analyses will be performed year 4.

SP4 is led by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  of SAFER/Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

 


 

SP5: Impact

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 behaviour models and risk functions which can be used for traffic simulations
  • demonstrating how ND data can be used for commercial purposes, including safety and sustainability applications, behaviour-based programmes and business models for future data collection

SP5 is led by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of TNO Mobility, the Netherlands.

 


 

SP6: Project Management and dissemination

SP6 deals with:

  • overall project management, including the financial and administrative administration, contacts with the EC, and monitoring project 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research, the Netherlands.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , ERTICO – ITS Europe is the contact person for the dissemination activities of UDRIVE.