The acronym SIMUSAFE stands for SIMUlation of behavioural aspects for SAFEr transport.
SIMUSAFE aims to improve driving simulator and traffic simulation technology to safely assess risk perception and decision making of road users:
• Motorcyclists and powered two wheelers
• Vehicle drivers
Currently, driving simulators and traffic simulation models have limited use in safety studies due to the limited realism of road users’ behaviours in models. Using a three-phase research cycle, SIMUSAFE will bridge this gap by collecting and integrating sources of road user behaviour to build more realistic simulation environments.
Data collected from simulations will be correlated with naturalistic driving tests, such that the simulation and model aspects are the closest possible to real world data. From the developed models, contributing factors causing an event (crash, near-collision, infractions) will be identified and studied further.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N. 723386