Quantitative Driver Behaviour Modelling for Active Safety Assessment Expansion (QUADRAE)
Research Project , 2016 – 2019

As technologies for active safety and vehicle automation grow ever more complex, it becomes increasingly important to complement traditional methods for testing these systems with
virtual tests, based on computer simulations.
The FFI QUADRA project (2010-2014) addressed this general topic, with a focus on driver behaviour models. The presently proposed project, QUADRÆ, will expand beyond QUADRA by (1) developing and validating driver models for a more complete coverage of prioritised pre-crash scenarios and support systems, including scenarios with transitions from semiautomated driving, (2) carrying out selected virtual tests, including safety benefit assessments and system parameter tunings, and (3) advancing the general knowledge on how to best do virtual testing. To achieve these goals, QUADRÆ will focus on well-defined test-cases, cooperate with industrial function developers and testers, adopt proven models from psychology and neuroscience,conduct experiments with human drivers, and use state-of-the art databases of actual crashes.

Participants

Robert Thomson (contact)

Biträdande professor vid Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Vehicle Safety

Jonas Bärgman

Forskare vid Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Vehicle Safety, Accident Prevention

Giulio Bianchi Piccinini

Forskarassistent vid Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Vehicle Safety, Accident Prevention

Marco Dozza

Docent vid Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Vehicle Safety, Accident Prevention

Esko Lehtonen

Doktor vid Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Vehicle Safety

Thomas Streubel

Doktor vid Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Vehicle Safety

Collaborations

Autoliv AB

Vårgårda, Sweden

SAFER - Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre

Gothenburg, Sweden

The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)

Linköping, Sweden

Volvo Cars

Göteborg, Sweden

Volvo Group

Gothenburg, Sweden

Funding

VINNOVA

Funding Chalmers participation during 2016–2019 with 4,488,600.00 SEK

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Latest update

2018-11-29