euroFOT: Field trials to start in 2010 with 1000 vehicles


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, no less than 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.

The euroFOT project is expected to raise awareness and provide indications based on scientific data about real benefits of these existing intelligent in-vehicle systems.


Project details:

Duration: 40 months, starting from the first of June 2008

Total cost: €22 million
EC contribution: €14 million

Coordinator: Ford Research Centre
Partners: BMW Group, Fiat Group- CRF, Daimler AG, MAN, Volvo, Volvo Technological Development Corporation, Volkswagen/ Audi, Bosch, Continental, Delphi, Harmann Becker, Chalmers, ICCS, Ika, IZVW, University of Torino, University of Leeds, Bast, Ceesar, CTAG, INRETS, TNO, ADAS Management Consulting, Alcor, Allianz, EICT, ERTICO – ITS Europe

Source: euroFOT.


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