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 CONNECT BOX.

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. 

News

New Technologies for safer driving

ITCL Technological Center leads a European project that seeks to improve driving performance and reduce accidents among professional drivers through 4.0 technologies.

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.

Artificial Intelligence improves road safety

A new research project has been launched at MDH. Through a cloud-based IoThings AI system, current information about the driver’s condition is communicated, partly to the driver themselves but also to the community.

With Lucía Sivertsen

The start of the FitDrive project announced at the local Swedish radio.

MDH develops Artificial Intelligence for road safety

With the help of AI, new technology will show different types of abnormal driving behavior and road safety risks in professional drivers.