Examination of drivers' cell phone use behavior at intersections by using naturalistic driving data

2015-10-13 08:40:52

Rapid mobile phone uptake in recent years has completly reshaped the way in which people live, communicate and move. However, the use of mobile phone while driving can cause distraction and poses a serious risk for road safety. 

Many driving simulator studies have shown that … 

UDRIVE is recruiting Polish drivers living in/around Warsaw

Maria de Rycke 2015-10-13 08:07:10

Road and Bridge Research Institute in Poland (Instytut Badawczy Dróg i Mostów) is recruiting drivers for UDRIVE's naturalistic driving study. The requirements are:

  • To have a Renault Clio 3,

UDRIVE partners start collecting Naturalistic Driving Data

Maria de Rycke 2015-08-20 08:06:17

UDRIVE is now collecting Naturalistic Driving data on trucks, cars and scooters across Europe, i.e. England, France, Germany, Netherlands, Poland and Spain.

The collected data is very rich as it includes Controller-Area Network (CAN) data, vehicle data, 7 camera views inside and outside the vehicle and a smart camera (MobilEye).

The collected data will be used to gain new insights in


International collaboration necessary to enhance data anonymisation

Maria de Rycke 2015-09-11 10:01:59

Personal data collected in FOTs such as video and GPS, require a high level of data protection. Experts from Europe and the US, industry and academia, discussed with some 50 participants trends, possibilities and challenges.

Workshop 1-2 September

The first day was devoted to anonymisation of video images. Several techniques are now available to hide the driver’s face using blurring,


How and when do drivers use navigation systems?

Maria de Rycke 2015-08-17 10:35:36

A group of researchers from the University of Delf, in the Netherlands, has been researching the use of navigation systems in naturalistic driving.

Experienced users of navigation systems, seven female and fourteen male, were provided with a