EPDA & FitDrive: Road Safety for Professional Drivers, towards early detection of fatigue.

On the 17th of April, in Dublin, to coincide with the Transport Research Arena 2024, the FitDrive project explained to the public its aims, goals, and achievements!

You can find below the pictures from the day and the presentations’ titles that were discussed.

Walter Pisarnik, President of EPDA (European Professional Drivers Association), kicked off the event.
Marteyn van Gasteren introduced the project to the public.
Jack Chambers, Irish Minister of State, attending Cabinet, at the Department of Transport & Department of the Environment, Climate & Communications had a speech on the Irish transport politics.
Declan McGinn (EPDA (European Professional Drivers Association)) on “Road Safety from the perspective of the professional drivers”.
Gianluca Di Flumeri (Sapienza University of Rome) on “Using ECG to detect fatigue and other driver impariments”.
Mobyen Uddin Ahmed (Mälardalen University in Sweden) on “Using machine learning to model driver behaviour”.
Ewa Ptaszyńska, deputy head of the road transport of the Directorate General MOVE of the European Commission, on “EU policy measures to combar HGV driver fatigue”.
Mike Harnett, expert on science of fatigue and risk management, presented on “Fatigue in the road transport industry”.
Markus Fremmer (Securetec) on “Rapid detection of drugs for roadside controls”.
Justin Martin (Road Safety Authority) on “How everyone can work together to improve road safety”.
Barry Lyons (EPDA) on “The changing role of the professional driver”.
Carlo Polidori (AIPSS) on “The need for standardization to detect driver impariments and improve road safety”.
Verona Murphy on “A roadmap for the transport industry”.
Heleen de Wiertik (Drivetech)…
… and Steven Winnit (Drivetech) on “Drive awake” and the seriousness of fatigued driving.
Amazing conclusion of the day with a demonstration of the neurophysiologic sensors by Gianluca Di Flumeri. Thank you to Ewa Ptaszyńska who volunteered for the demonstration. Thanks to a simple game of air traffic control, the sensors report brain activity during stressful situations. Take a look at the video below for a better understanding of the demonstration!

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