Sweden Michigan Naturalistic Field Operational Test (SeMiFOT)

Project manager
Trent Victor
2008-01-01 - 2010-03-31

SeMiFOT will further develop the Naturalistic Field Operational Test (FOT) method into a powerful tool in traffic safety research. The naturalistic method involves collecting data continuously from a suite of vehicle sensors in order to assess safety in the interactions of driver, vehicle and environment. Environment sensing and video are essential for identifying near-collisions and other incidents, and for validating that intelligent vehicle systems (e.g. collision warning, lane departure warning and intelligent speed adaptation) perform as expected. SeMiFOT will focus on the tools in the methodology chain (data acquisition-data storage-data analysis) needed to perform a Naturalistic FOT. These tools will be evaluated on a number of selected in-vehicle and cooperative systems. The requirements for large scale FOT’s will be analysed.

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Project title: Sweden Michigan Naturalistic Field Operational Test (SeMiFOT)
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Research area:
Safety performance evaluation
AB Volvo, Autoliv, Chalmers University of Technology, Länsförsäkringar, Michigan Department Of Transportation (MDOT), Saab Automobile, Scania, Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (VINNOVA), Swedish Road Administration, Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI), Technical Research Institute of Sweden (SP), Test Site Sweden/Lindholmen Science Park, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI), Volvia, Volvo Car Corporation.
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Safer – Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre

SAFER is the open research arena where researchers and expertise work together to create safe mobility. Our traffic safety approach covers people, vehicles and the infrastructure – and together we contribute to safer road transports and smarter, more sustainable cities.

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