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First MEDIATOR on-road study in Italy

24 May 2022

The first on-road test of the Mediator system is about to start in Italy, conducted by CRF in close collaboration with FCA (Stellantis) and Altran (Capgemini). A group of naive drivers will be exposed to the system to assess the acceptance of and trust in such a system and to test the proposed HMI solutions in practice. To this end, a prototype of the MEDIATOR HMI has been built into a test …

MEDIATOR behind the scenes: the Human Machine Interface

24 May 2022

MEDIATOR is developing a system that mediates between human drivers and vehicle automation to ensure safe, real-time switching between the two, based on who is fittest to drive and a driver’s preference. Currently, the prototypes of the four main Mediator system components and their integration are getting shape. Previously, we described the driver state component and the automation state c …

Partner in the spotlight: TU Delft

24 May 2022

Delft University of Technology is the oldest, largest and most comprehensive University of Technology in The Netherlands with an excellent reputation in international rankings. The University employs over 5,000 staff members, and has a student population of more than 25,000 students at 8 different Faculties. Involved are 3 departments from 3 different Faculties: Industrial Design (IDE): design …

Partner in the spotlight: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

26 January 2022

Our team at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), is conducting various driving simulator experiments to evaluate MEDIATOR’s HMI concept of preventive and corrective mediation. We focus on assessing the effects of driver distraction and driver fatigue on driving performance under partial automation conditions with and without the HMI. MEDIATOR is a significant project that exploits the t …

First MEDIATOR deliverables available online

14 October 2021

The first five public deliverables are now available on our website. Each of these WP1 deliverables concerns preparatory work for the functional requirements and the actual design of the Mediator system. The Mediator system is being developed to mediate between the driver and the vehicle automation by assessing who is most fit and capable to perform the driving task. As such, the Mediator system …

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 …