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.
Sweden Michigan Naturalistic Field Operational Test (SeMiFOT)