PracticAl and Effective tools to moNitor and Assess CommErciAl drivers’ fitness to drive

PANACEA has 17 partners from 8 countries coming from multidisciplinary fields. The project will design, develop and test a holistic driving ability assessment system for commercial drivers to be used pre-driving, during driving and at the roadside, paired with cloud-based countermeasure and coaching solutions. In order to achieve this, PANACEA will create driver-oriented, health-based, touchless, and Use Case (UC) driven health monitoring and assessment solutions capable of detecting alcohol, licit (barbituric), illicit (methadone replacement) drugs, fatigue, stress, and cognitive load. Those drivers detected as unfit by the assessment/monitoring technology will receive personalised, targeted support from the cloud-based countermeasure and coaching system. Commercial Health Toolkits (CHTs), combining assessment/monitoring techniques with countermeasure solutions, will be tailored to fit the specific needs of each UC. The CHTs aim to become an ecosystem of support and knowledge for drivers and operators alike, available before/after/during shifts as well as on site and roadside. The sensitivity, specificity, robustness, ease-of-use, satisfaction and acceptance of these CHTs will be evaluated with over 90 AV shuttle, e-truck, coach and taxi drivers and courier service riders, operators and stakeholders, across 3 UC-driven Pilots (Greece, Spain and Sweden), considering gender specificities. A 4th UC focus on the transferability of the improved knowledge and technologies to other transport modes (i.e. aviation, maritime and rail). The primary outcome of PANACEA is the creation of new assessment technologies and countermeasure strategies which come together as a new fitness to drive paradigm applicable in commercial vehicle operations with vehicles at various automation levels. Finally, with the support of the Advisory Board, policy and legislative recommendations and updates of existing standards for health provision for commercial transportations will be provided.

Partner organizations

  • UNI SYSTEMS SYSTIMATA PLIROFORIKIS MONOPROSOPI ANONYMI EMPORIKI ETAIRIA (UNI) (Private, Greece)
  • SENSEAIR (Private, Sweden)
  • SYGXRONA AMFIARAEIA ANONYMOS ETAIREIA EREVNAS KAI PAROCHIS PSICHIATRIKON NEVROLOGIKON KAI PSICHOLOGIKON IPIRESION (Private, Greece)
  • The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) (Research Institute, Sweden)
  • Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) (Public, Greece)
  • Acondicionamiento Tarrasense Associacion (Private, Spain)
  • Deep Blue Srl (Private, Italy)
  • EUROPEAN TRANSPORT SAFETY COUNCIL (ETSC) (Non Profit, Belgium)
  • TRANSDEV SVERIGE AB (Private, Sweden)
  • CTLUP SRL (Other, Italy)
  • ROADPOL – EUROPEAN ROADS POLICING NETWORKS EV (Public, Germany)
  • AIT Austrian Institute of Technology (Research Institute, Austria)
  • DATIK INFORMACION INTELIGENTE (Private, Spain)
  • FOUNDATION WEGEMT – A EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITIES IN MARINE TECHNOLOGY AND RELATED SCIENCES (WEGEMT) (Non Profit, United Kingdom)
  • Virtual Vehicle Research GmbH (Research Institute, Austria)
Start date 01/05/2021
End date 30/04/2024

Page manager Published: Thu 21 Oct 2021.