UDRIVE - European Naturalistic Driving Study
- Start date: 1 October 2012
- End date: 30 June 2017
- Funder: EU FP7
- Primary investigator: Professor Oliver Carsten
Road transport is indispensable for the exchange of goods and persons. However, at the same time it has severe negative consequences, among others related to road safety and the environment. In order to meet EU targets, both the number of crashes and vehicle emission levels need to be reduced substantially. Therefore, with the aim of identifying the next generation of measures that will enable us to effectively reach these targets, a far more in-depth understanding of actual road user behaviour is needed.
The UDRIVE project builds further on the experience of the PROLOGUE feasibility study and various Field Operational Tests (FOTs), and aims to contribute to developing this in-depth knowledge by conducting the first large-scale European Naturalistic Driving (ND) study.