The CuARdian Angel project focuses on the use of advanced vehicle technology to help ageing drivers remain safely and independently mobile. The core technology around which CARA is built, measures and monitors the driving style. In this way older drivers can be provided with concrete advice on their driving style and improve this when necessary.
Within CARA, the focus lies on gaining insight on the potential acceptance of such technology by the ageing user himself, as well as other stakeholders. Through different forms of interaction, CARA gains knowledge on the precise (safety and mobility) problem the ageing population experiences, the conditions that may need to be met before using such advanced vehicle technology, and a first insight in the potential use thereof.
An increasing number of adults aged 55 and more can be found driving on European roads. This number increases due to overall ageing of the European population. Although ageing can be associated to physical and cognitive problems, most ageing people still like to drive. Maintaining mobile for a longer period of time has many advantages, such as maintaining independent, with an active life style and social life. The goal of the project is to develop and evaluate (innovative) services to support older adults to drive safe for a longer period of time.
Expected results and impact
On the long term, the following societal impacts are expected:
- To allow ageing car users to maintain mobile for a longer period of time, under safer conditions, by using personalised Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).
- To provide stakeholders with a measurable basis to identify safe and unsafe behaviour, which can be used for different target groups.
Within the 6-month project duration, we expect:
- To gain insight in ageing car user’s interests in the use of personalised ADAS with the purpose of driver training and monitoring.
- To develop user interface concepts which focus on ageing car users.
- To identify a feasible and realistic business model around services for senior drivers.
- To prepare the introduction of a driver feedback and monitoring system allowing ageing car users to learn and maintain safe driving behaviour, within the limitations of their skill set.
- To identify and potentially validate the benefits of the use of personalised ADAS in an ageing population for end-user organisations.
Partners involved in the CARA project
- Project Name: CuARdian Angel
- Website: www.cuardian-angel.eu
- Coordinator: F2S2
- Duration: 6 months
- Starting Date: 03.12.2018
- Total Budget: € 325.000
- Public contribution: € 230.000
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