1 January 2016–31 July 2021
Project manager
Thomas Broberg

As technologies for active safety and vehicle automation grow ever more complex, it becomes increasingly important to complement traditional methods for testing these systems with virtual tests, based on computer simulations.

The FFI QUADRA project (2010-2014) addressed this general topic, with a focus on driver behaviour models. QUADRÆ (Quantitative Driver Behaviour Modelling for Active Safety Assessment Expansion), will expand beyond QUADRA by (1) developing and validating driver models for a more complete coverage of prioritised pre-crash scenarios and support systems, including scenarios with transitions from semiautomated driving, (2) carrying out selected virtual tests, including safety benefit assessments and system parameter tunings, and (3) advancing the general knowledge on how to best do virtual testing. To achieve these goals, QUADRÆ will focus on well-defined test-cases, cooperate with industrial function developers and testers, adopt proven models from psychology and neuroscience, conduct experiments with human drivers, and use state-of-theart databases of actual crashes.

Short facts

Research area
Road user behaviour
Volvo Cars
Chalmers University of Technology
Volvo Group
Project type
SAFER connected project

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