Monitoring devices for
overall FITness of DRIVErs

FitDrive aims at improving road safety

by effectively monitoring working patterns and overall fitness of drivers 

Vision

FitDrive means improving the European mobility, by reinforcing safety, competitiveness and performance of European transport processes, through innovative ICT solutions for enhanced security and robustness of the transport operations. 

Mission

FitDrive rises with the goal of improving the current transport system, increasing its robustness and support safety, security and quality of life through the monitoring of driver’s performance and the enhancement of roadside controls, while relying on behavioural research and forward-looking activities for policy making and training. 

Objective

The FitDrive project will design, implement and test new toolkits and methodologies for monitoring and evaluating driving performance, cognitive load, physical or mental fatigue, reaction time, while providing information to drivers, intelligent road systems and police roadside controls. 

Impact 

FitDrive will impact on road safety preventing fatalities of drivers and working conditions, focusing on their health and on the enhanced effectiveness of roadside random controls by screening only those with detected anomalous behaviour. Exploitation will focus on a consistent implementation across member states, while contributing to EU road safety targets. 

 Evaluate driving performance and cognitive load, physical fatigue and reaction time. 

Develop an efficient, reliable cost-effective and socially acceptable solution for detecting impairing psychoactive substances. 

Develop a cloud-based system to evaluate drivers’ performance cognitive load, physical fatigue and reaction time.

Develop extended BRIDGEBOX.

Design smart tachograph to retrieve professional data.

Successfully test the developed systems  with a focus on interoperability, reliability, acceptability, ethics, security and environment. 

Create impact on fitness to drive and safety by building a network of partners and associates in academia and industry to generate an innovation ecosystem, by developing training modules and arousing commercial interest. 

Communicate and disseminate the FitDrive results to foster the application of the tool to investigate and prevent other effects of altered conditions. 

FitDrive Beta tests conducted in Rome
with professional drivers at the driving simulator

Behind the scenes: 

On-going Beta tests conducted at the Engineering Department of ROMATRE to monitor fitness to drive. 

Professional drivers are using brain sensors that allow to assess their neurological status while driving. Moreover, tech devices are placed for eye-tracking to monitor attention and issues alert when needed.

News

FitDrive at the Transport Research Arena 2022

The FitDrivers touch down the land of the iconic yellow trams to partake in what is considered to be the largest European research and technology conference on transport and mobility – the Transport Research Arena (TRA).

The FitDrivers meet up in Burgos!

The FitDrive Consortium gathered once again for the third project meeting, but this time we did it on-site. That’s right! On the 7th of September 2022, the FitDrivers docked in Spain to finally meet in person to share the progress done so far and discuss the steps that lie ahead. 

FitDrive in Valencia!

A quick snapshot from the 11th Conference on Horizon Europe in Spain: the new R&I framework programme for Europe. The coordinator of the project ITCL presented a poster on the FitDrive Project studying impairments like fatigue and for professional driver safety using smart devices.

FitDrive travels to Spain!

The project has been selected to be part of the poster exhibition of HorizonEU projects on occasion of the 11th Conference of the European Framework Program for Research and innovation in Spain. 

Second meeting of the FitDrivers

Two months after the beginning of a new year, on the 23th and 24th of February 2022, the FitDrivers were back together, exchanging updates and discussing the next steps for the continuous and successful development of the project.

ITCL leads a project to minimize driving risks for professional drivers

The system will create neurophysiological models capable of detecting the appearance of an abnormal physical state in drivers, based on data obtained from IoT devices during work, on-board intelligence and smart tachographs .

ITCL leads a project to reduce risks to professional drivers

The new tool will monitor and evaluate driving performance, cognitive load, physical fatigue, and reaction time.