Tenth FOT-Net Stakeholder workshop on Naturalistic Driving Studies, Brussels, 26 November 2013

Brussels 26 November 2013, 9:30 – 17:30

ERTICO – ITS Europe, Avenue Louise 326, Brussels

This workshop was organised in collaboration with the UDRIVE project.

More information about UDRIVE may be found at: www.udrive.eu.

In this stakeholders workshop we focussed on Naturalistic Driving Studies (NDS). NDS can be defined as “A study undertaken to provide insight into driver behaviour during every day trips by recording details of the driver, the vehicle and the surroundings through unobtrusive data gathering equipment and without experimental control”.

The following questions were addressed:

  • What is the current status of the Naturalistic Driving Studies?
  • What role can Naturalistic Driving play within Field Operational Tests, and what is the synergy between these two types of studies?
  • What are the interests and needs of stakeholders?
  • How can the results from NDS be deployed?
  • What can be done with the large amount of data that are gathered in NDS?

In this stakeholder workshop we paid attention to different types of NDS (both from Europe and the US) and with different types of vehicles (cars, trucks, powered two-wheelers and bicycles). Results from the different working groups in FOT-Net were presented in relation to NDS.

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9:30 – 10:00

Welcome coffee and registrations


Introduction, meeting objectives, and an update on FOT-Net activities

Yvonne Barnard

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Session 1: NDS in Europe and US

  • What are the objectives and main research questions?
  • What benefits can be expected from the outcomes of the studies?
  • How will the data collected be used in and outside the projects?
  • What is the current status of the project?


UDRIVE: the European Naturalistic Driving Study

Rob Eenink, Project coordinator UDRIVE, SWOV

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SHRP2: the US Naturalistic Driving Study

Kenneth Campbell

SHRP2, Chief Program Officer Safety, Transport Research Board

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11:20– 11:40

Coffee Break


Session 2: NDS with two different types of vehicles

  • What are the objectives and main research questions?
  • What benefits can be expected from the outcomes of the studies?


Naturalistic cycling studies

Marco Dozza, Chalmers/SAFER

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Naturalistic motorcycle studies

Martin Winkelbauer, KFV

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Panel discussion

  • What are the specific issues for naturalistic driving of different types of vehicles?
  • How can these studies complement each other in order to gain more knowledge on traffic safety?

Speakers session 1 and 2

Moderated by Marco Dozza, Chalmers/SAFER

12:40- 13:50



Session 3: How to acquire answers on the main questions in NDS?

  • What are the relevant events to be identified in the data?
  • What types of analysis will provide answers?
  • What could be the role of NDS in Field Operational Tests?


Defining safety critical events, report from the FOT-Net working group

Mikael Ljung Aust, Volvo

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Data analysis issues for NDS

Adrian Zlocki, IKA (due to illness replaced by Yvonne Barnard)download presentation


Synergy between NDS and FOTs, how can NDS methods and data be used in a FOT?

Tibor Petzoldt,  Technical University Chemnitz

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Panel discussion on the generalisation of data and outcomes of NDS

Moderated by Eline Jonkers, TNO

15:00- 15:20

Coffee break

15:20- 16:45

Session 4: Stakeholders’ needs and use of outcomes

  • What outcomes are expected by different types of stakeholder involved in FOTs and NDS?
  • How can NDS results be deployed?
  • How can we make use of the large sets of data gathered in NDS and FOTs?


Stakeholders needs analysis and deployment, results and implications of the European stakeholder needs analysis

Eike Schmidt, BASt

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Deployment of NDS results in industry

Mikael Ljung Aust, Volvodownload presentation


Re-use of NDS data

Helena Gellerman, SAFER

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The new FOT-Net Data project

Sami Koskinen, VTT

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Expectations of NDS outcomes by the European Commission

William Bird, European Commission (cancelled due to illness)


Closing remarks and next steps

Yvonne Barnard, ERTICO – ITS Europe

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Workshop close