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D44.1 - Interactions with vulnerable road users D44.1 - Interactions with vulnerable road users

This deliverable analyses the interactions of pedestrians, cyclists and PTWs with passenger cars and trucks. The aim was to identify and understand the everyday behavioural patterns in these interac-tions as well as the circumstances of safety critical events (SCE). For cyclists, identified SCEs were caused by a combination of infrastructure (a curve or a too narrow road), manoeuvre (often over-taking), the presence of other traffic, and an error or unexpected behaviour of the cyclist (slowing down). For pedestrians, in around three quarters of SCEs, the driver him- or herself had spotted the pedestrian in time. In the remaining situations, a warning system could have been of help. For PTWs, the data did not show that car drivers tend to follow them closer than cars or trucks.

D63.8 - Overview of all dissemination activities D63.8 - Overview of all dissemination activities

This deliverable lists all activities related to the dissemination including creation of material for external events, presentations of the project at other conference and workshops, radio interview, published articles and other. All UDRIVE partners have contributed to the dissemination activities to relevant stakeholders. The partners have regularly provided information on their activities to the dissemination manager.

D63.5 - Six regional workshops D63.5 - Six regional workshops

This deliverable provides insights into the regional workshops in 6 different OS. The workshops took place in the period from March to May 2017. They were organised by each OS with the objective to present UDRIVE project and promote the UDRIVE final event to the local stakeholders in the local language. More specifically the workshops also aimed to inform the participants about the project methodology, current status and prospective outputs as well as to promote the UDRIVE final event on 7 June 2017. Out of the 6 regional workshops planned, 4 have already taken place. The Spanish and UK OS have decided to hold their regional workshops once the project has finished to present the final results of the project and exploitation possibilities.

D42.1 - Risk factors, crash causation and everyday driving D42.1 - Risk factors, crash causation and everyday driving

This deliverable reports the results of normal and risky driving behaviour. The safety critical event definition section explains the procedure of creating safety critical event triggers (SCE). Actual crashes are very rare, even in a data collection of over 21 months and 200 vehicles. Thus, it is almost impossible to investigate crashes directly. Surrogate measures are used instead to identify and assess potential risk factors. Hard braking, sudden steering, and accelerations are used as surrogates for collisions. While it is reasonable to assume a connection between these surrogates and real crashes, researchers are still uncertain whether SCEs and crashes follow the same patterns. None-theless, SCEs are still the best option to investigate how crashes are caused. In addition to SCEs, episodes with a high relevance to road safety were investigated. On rural roads, more crashes occur than on highways and they are more severe than in cities. This makes them a highly relevant research area in respect to traffic safety.

D45.1 - Potential of eco-driving D45.1 - Potential of eco-driving

This deliverable offers the analysis of possibilities of the naturalistic driving data to provide more in-sight in different (normal) driving styles and eco-driving. Unique to UDRIVE is the augmentation of the velocity data with driving circumstances, like road type, speed limits, headway, and in-vehicle information. This allows placing the driver behaviour in context and distinguishing personal driving styles from behaviour forced by traffic conditions. To assess the fuel consumption and CO2 emis-sion reduction potential associated with adopting an eco-driving style, it is crucial to separate per-sonal driving style from infrastructure and from congestion while driving.