In the context of euroFOT a European-wide research project 28 organisations have committed to scientifically test and assess the impact of eight advanced driver assistance systems on safety efficiency and driver comfort. This collaborative research project is supported by European funds from the DG Information Society and Media.

Both lateral and longitudinal control systems will be tested: systems that give warnings to the driver on potential side- and front-end collisions. Also other advanced in-vehicle systems such as Curve Speed Warning Fuel Efficiency Adviser and the Human machine interaction with navigation systems will be tested.

Beginning in 2010 around 1000 vehicles from various European vehicle brands equipped with various intelligent in-vehicle systems will drive around Europe for approximately one year. These intelligent vehicles will collect data that should deliver answers with regards to the impacts that these systems have on safety efficiency and driver comfort.
Vehicle operation centres are getting ready to prepare each vehicle for a 1-year long advanced data collection. The first pilot tests are currently underway.

The plans and first results of the euroFOT project which has started in May have extensively been presented at the World Congress on Intelligent Transportation Systems in Stockholm.

For more information visit the euroFOT website and Watch the newly released euroFOT video





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Original Publication Date: Tue 27 Jul 2010