News & Events

New project partners

17 June 2021

In April 2020 Volvo Cars and Veoneer announced the intention to divide our well-respected partner Zenuity, in order for each company to focus more effectively on their respective strategies. We are very happy announce that after Zenuity ceased to exist, we have onboarded two new partners : Veoneer Sweden and Zenseact. Both partners will collaborate in setting the functional requirements, design, …

WP1 results

14 June 2021

WP1, the analysis and experimentation work package in MEDIATOR has finished its activities. In the very first task we have described state-of-the-art knowledge in different expertise domains and identified knowledge gaps which together with the high level (non) functional requirements and relevant use cases for the MEDIATOR project set the research agenda for the remainder of the work package. …

D1.2 Behavioural markers for degraded human performance

19 April 2021

The research described in this deliverable is focused on the quantification of driver fitness and the associated markers of degraded driver performance. The main outcomes of this deliverable are the functional requirements for the driver state module of the Mediator system that will be implemented in the MEDIATOR project. Within the MEDIATOR project, numeral representations of driver and …

D1.1 Mediating between human driver and automation: state-of-the-art and knowledge gaps

13 April 2021

D1.1 gives a clear introduction to the MEDIATOR concept and a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art knowledge on vehicle automation. It serves as a foundation for the project, it gives focus to our further research ( in WP1 ) and is a starting point for the development of the mediator system (WP2). Aims and scope This report aims to define what we need to know to assess the fitness of …

MEDIATOR behind the scenes: field study

01 March 2021

Driver fatigue and especially driver sleepiness are common contributing causes of crashes. Researchers at VTI are investigating how driver sleepiness and attention are affected by partially automated driving. Watch the video, in which Anna Anund (Research Director at VTI), elaborates on this study: A WP1-paper on driver sleepiness under L2 automated driving has just been published in Accident …

Effects of partially automated driving on the development of driver sleepiness

01 March 2021

Fatigued drivers show slower visual processing, loss of selective attention, poor distractor inhibition, reduced peripheral processing capacity as well as lapses and wake state instability. This leads to worsened decision making, slower reaction times, reduced attention to the forward roadway and driving performance incapability. Fatigue related crashes typically occur during night-time or in the …