Quantitative Driver Behaviour Modelling for Active Safety Assessment Expansion (QUADRAE)

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.

Partner organizations

  • Autoliv AB (Private, Sweden)
  • Volvo Cars (Private, Sweden)
  • The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) (Research Institute, Sweden)
  • SAFER - Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre (Centre, Sweden)
  • Volvo Group (Private, Sweden)
Start date 01/01/2016
End date The project is closed: 31/12/2019

Published: Fri 30 Nov 2018.