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#H2020RTR21 Conference | Automated driving and the users

11 April 2022

The H2020 Road Transport Research European Conference was back with its 5th edition on 29 & 30 March 2022. MEDIATOR was on the agenda on the first day in the parallel session: Automated driving and the users. Michiel Christoph presented the intermediate results of H2020 project MEDIATOR, coordinated by SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research. He was accompanied by Andrew Morris ( LEVITATE ) …

MEDIATOR behind the scenes: monitoring the driver

16 December 2021

MEDIATOR is developing a system that mediates between human driver and the vehicle automation to ensure safe, real-time switching between the two, based on who is fittest to drive. Currently, the prototypes of the four main system components and their integration are getting shape. Here we briefly introduce the driver state component with the key concepts of fatigue, distraction and comfort. The …

Future Trends and Applications (IHSED 2021)

28 September 2021

MEDIATOR was presented by WP3 leader Matthias Beggiato (TUC) on the 24th of September during the 4th virtual International Conference on Human Systems Engineering and Design: Future Trends and Applications (IHSED 2021). The conference aims to provide a global forum for presenting and discussing novel design and systems engineering approaches, tools, methodologies, techniques, and solutions for …

Workshop motion comfort of automated driving

06 September 2021

On the 1st of September, Matthias Beggiato (TUC) presented MEDIATOR at the online workshop on comfort of automated driving. The workshop was organized by Riender Happee from TU Delft and brought together researchers in the field of motion perception, motion sickness, and general motion comfort in automated road vehicles. More than 50 participants from various universities and research institutes …

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 …