Research themes

AIDA concentrates on research into integrated systems and services that support the driver, especially focusing on the following themes and the interaction between these themes (see figure 1).

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User perspective and traffic behaviour. What are the wishes and requirements of the road user with respect to support systems and services and to what extent can they be fulfilled by support systems and services? Does the behaviour of drivers change when they make use of driver support systems and how does this impact on traffic safety, acceptance and flow?

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Design of algorithms for the functional operation of support systems and services, for example to collect information particularly on the underlying road network and at incidents or to predict journey times.

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Estimate of effects. What effects do support systems and services have on travel, both objectively and subjectively as experienced by the driver, and on the traffic performance, in terms of flow, reliability, safety and the environment?

Figure 1. Research themes of AIDA