UDRIVE video produced by Loughborough University

2016-04-05 12:48:20

UDRIVE involves the monitoring of cars, trucks and scooters for up to 21 months as part of naturalistic data collection whenever the vehicle is in motion; in daylight, darkness and all weather conditions.

Volunteers from six countries - the UK, The Netherlands, Germany, France, Sp… 

Webinar on SHRP 2 Naturalistic Driving Study

Maria de Rycke 2016-03-09 09:13:40

Join the webinar on SHRP 2 Naturalistic Driving Study (NDS) Pooled Fund that will conduct ground breaking research in the areas of Highway Safety, Operations, and Planning.

  • As a highway operations practitioner do you have an interest in better understanding driver behavior under different driving conditions (such as traffic or weather)? What about the causes of non-recurring congestion?


  • As a highway safety practitioner have

UDRIVE to be showcased at TRA 2016

Maria de Rycke 2016-02-19 09:56:17

The next European Transport Research Conference (TRA 2016) will provide participants with the unique opportunity to learn about UDRIVE, the European Naturalistic Driving Study. A booth will be set at the European Commission stand, on the Exhibition Hall, to showcase one of the instrumented cars that are being employed to study driving behaviour. The car, a Renault Megane, is equipped with a data acquisition system (DAS) comprising:

  • CAN bus connection
  • 8

What are the challenges to have a good database?

Maria de Rycke 2016-02-19 14:55:15

By Clément Val, CEESAR

1. A quality data acquisition system (DAS)

First and foremost, there is no ‘good’ database without ‘good’ data! This is obvious, but never easy. In most Naturalistic Driving Studies (NDS) and Field Operational Tests (FOT) projects, we’re still pushing


Traffic safety of electric bicycles – A naturalistic cycling study

Maria de Rycke 2016-02-04 10:40:54

The number of electric bicycles has increased in recent years in Germany and elsewhere. 410,000 electric bicycles were sold in Germany in 2013 only. The growing number of electric bicycles and the possibility of higher speeds give rise to concerns about road safety.

German Insurers Accident Research (UDV) and Chemnitz University of Technology carried out a large-scale naturalistic cycling study to investigate the vehicle usage, speed and road safety of users of electric bicycles in