Meet the Consortium
The FitDrive Partners
We are a team of 10 partners from 7 countries, representing research organizations, technology centres, universities, private entities and associations.
ITCL , created in 1989, is a private non-profit organization which aims to contribute to the economic and social development of the region, supporting, promoting and facilitating the use of technology as a tool for competitiveness of the business network from a commitment to integration in the ecosystem of science technology-enterprise-society. ITCL develops the strategies needed to achieve the correct distribution and exploitation of the results of their research and innovation activities by facilitating the transfer of knowledge to companies, especially SMEs. The main working areas are: Energy Technologies, Electronics and Artificial Intelligence, Simulation, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Advanced Technological services and Technological Training.
Role in the project: ITCL will be involved in WP1 as project leader. It will also be involved in WP2 developing the truck simulator and creating the necessary scenarios for detecting impairment while driving. As leader of the Simusafe project, correlation with it will be ensured. ITCL will also be responsible of the Controlled Environment Tests in Spain and the Naturalistic and final validation Tests. ITCL will also participate in WP6 and WP7 to ensure a relevant Impact of the project.
AIPSS is the Italian acronym for “Italian Association of Road Safety Professionals”; it is a not-for-profit association established in 2009 by 2 Universities in Rome (Sapienza and ROMATRE), one road manager (ASTRAL -Azienda Strade Lazio), SMEs, and single professionals, with the mission of improving safety on the roads in Italy and Europe. AIPSS participated and is still participating in several other H2020 projects through the large expertise and workforce made available by its associates.
Role in the project: Leader of WP5 “Tests and Evaluation” and WP7 “Communication and Dissemination” will ensure that the impact of the project is address to the relevant stakeholders and will also have a prominent role in future standardization activities.
Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Systems research group at MDH has been contributing to research and development for more than 20 years. With a strong collaboration between large and small companies and other universities both at local and international level, this group has an appreciable achievement in receiving funds from H2020, FP7, SSF, KKS, Vinnova, VR etc. Two of the researchers in the AI team are listed in The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences 100 list.
In this long tenure, the group has capitalized on machine learning and reasoning, deep learning, data analysis, knowledge discovery, Explainable AI & Lifelong ML, ontologies, domain knowledge, instance-based learning, online and active learning, reinforcement learning, AI Agent, multi-agent systems (MAS) to mention some of the methodologies and techniques to implement AI applications as well as decision support systems. The focus of research is on machine learning and reasoning, Data Analytics & Prediction, Intelligent sensor, Big data to Smart Data and Predictive analytics, Self-awareness AI, Edge AI, Distributed Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Big data, and Deep Learning for Image Processing and Computer Vision. The group consists of 3 Professors, 1 Docent, 4 Senior Researchers, 5 PhD Students, 2 Research Assistants and part time associated members. The group produced 8 PhD, 6 Licentiate thesis and has over 325 scientific publications till date. The projects continuing and completed by this group covers different areas of applications and industries. Some of the major sectors are health, transportation, construction, process, and productions, manufacturing etc. Further details about the projects is available in this link.
Role in the project: MDH will lead the work package three (WP3) which focuses on driver performance modelling using AI and Multimodal machine learning. And also participate other related tasks in other WPs.
Advanticsys (ADSYS) is a tech SME with an important background in ICT specializing in the field of Internet of Things (IoT) comprising hardware, embedded software and cloud solutions development. Main application targets are in the field of energy efficiency, environment monitoring, and automation.
Role in the project: ADSYS will be mainly involved in WP4 (Interoperable ICT framework), the objective of this WP is to develop a cloud platform and ensure its interoperability with IoT devices and services. The role of ADSYS in FITDRIVE will focus in the development of the ICT framework, cloud data platform and its IoT services; ADSYS will also support the integration of the analytic tools (i.e., AI, ML) developed in WP3 (Driver Performance AI and multimodal machine learning development) with the platform. Furthermore, ADSYS will also contribute to the project management, being involved in the technical and scientific management, WP/task coordination and reporting (WP1); and dissemination and exploitation activities (WP7 and WP6)
The Industrial Neuroscience Laboratory of Sapienza University of Rome, the first in Italy since 1989, develops innovation based on scientific knowledge in the recording and analysis of human biosignals related to brain and other physiological activities. The laboratory is led by Prof. Fabio Babiloni, full Professor of Physiology at the Department of Molecular Medicine of Sapienza itself, and it can rely on the research activities of a multidisciplinary team of bioengineers, psychologists and neurobiologists. The main research focus is the investigation of the human behaviour in different safety-relevant operational environments, such as aviation, automotive and industry, by interpreting the user’s physiological reactions and thus inferring information about its mental and emotional states. The laboratory has been co-funded along several national and international (EU) programmes.
Role in the project: the main activities of UNISAP team within the current project will be to provide the needed algorithms and expertise in biosignal processing and classification, with particular regard to EEG (brain activity), ECG (heart activity) and GSR (skin sweating). These biosignals will be in particular used to evaluate, even in real time, neurophysiological measures of mental and emotional states of the car drivers with respect to each impairing condition resulting in abnormal and unsafe driving performance. In other words, such neurophysiological measures will allow to precisely “label” unsafe driving performance with a specific mental cause (e.g. fatigue, stress, inattention because of drug use) not on the basis of a-priori hypothesis but considering actual altered physiological activities. In addition, UNISAP team will responsible of Ethics and will lead the final validation (T5.4 – Test evaluation) of the FITDrive.
EFA is a non-governmental specialised organisation of driving schools and driving instructors that works to harmonise the CVs of its members and encourage high quality road safety education.
EFA represents the interest of its members with all European authorities, institutions and organisations, concerned with driving instruction, driving instruction’s tuition, driver’s improvement, education of novice services, further education of qualified drivers, environmentally friendly driving, and questions concerning road safety. EFA encourages initiatives leading to an improvement in road safety.
Role in the project: EFA will lead WP6 and will ensure together with AIPSS that relevant stakeholders are aware of the project development and future possibilities. Will be in charge of Training activities that will derive from the pilots and the workshops performed during the project.
Securetec AG is an expert in the mobile detection of drug consumption in saliva and sweat and on surfaces.
A pioneer in the drug detection sector, Securetec began developing, producing and marketing rapid drug tests in 1995. Their internal Research and Development department has always sought to optimise and enhance the DrugWipe product range on an ongoing basis. At the company headquarters in Munich, they have united Sales, Research and Development, Production and Quality Control under one roof. This proximity between departments, combined with outstanding technological expertise, a high degree of flexibility and a constant focus on customers, provide the solid foundations for the consistently high quality of our products. Thanks to many years of experience, their customers benefit from the customised and practical solutions they offer to meet their complex requirements. They are proud to play an important role in contributing to personal and public health and safety on a global scale.
Role in the project: Securetec will lead T 4.6 Development of a Drug Screening Device. Due to the 25 years of experience in developing drug tests Securetec provides an optimal background for developing a device with a new technical approach for the fast and high sensitive detection of drugs of abuse. Further Sec will be involved in T 5.4 for test evaluation.
The European Professional Drivers Association is a private non-profit organisation with the goal to develop and a professional driving culture. The EPDA has the objectives to ensure that the role of the professional driver is clearly defined and understood by industry and social stakeholders and to promote the professional aspects of the role of the professional driver through constructive communications with industry and government agencies.
Role in the project: The EPDA will be involved primarily in WP5 and WP6, and in particular the selection and recruitment of professional drivers as test subjects. Also they will actively participate in WP2 to define the role of the professional drivers and its need. For the impact they will ensure relevant stakeholders connection and will work on Training and legislative impact of the project.
ASELSAN is a company of “Turkish Armed Forces Foundation” located in ANKARA and established in 1975 in order to meet the communication needs of the Turkish Armed Forces by national means. ASELSAN is the largest defense electronics company of Turkey with a wide range of product portfolio and design capability which comprises communication and information technologies, various types of radar and electronic warfare systems, electro-optics, avionics, unmanned systems, land, naval and weapon systems, air defence and missile systems, command and control systems, as well as transportation solutions, national homeland security, traffic control, renewable energy systems, intelligence control and automation and medical systems. Today ASELSAN has become an indigenous products exporting company, investing in international markets through various cooperation models with local partners and listed as one of the top 100 defence companies of the world. ASELSAN, together with the technology emphasis in its vision, has targeted to be a company that maintains its sustainable growth by creating value in the global market; preferred due to its competitiveness, trusted as a strategic partner, and caring for the environment and people.
Role in the project: ASELSAN will be mainly involved in Task.4.4: On board Smart Tachograph Development in WP4: INTEROPERABLE ICT FRAMEWORK (IOT CLOUD AND DEVICES DEVELOPMENT)”
ROMATRE is an Italian public research university that has a fully equipped room with an advanced simulator developed during the EU project SIMUSAFE and is in charge of coordinating and carrying out the FitDrive simulation and road tests, together with the Sapienza University.
PANACEA is a EU-funded H2020 project that aims to create a holistic pre-, during and roadside monitoring and assessment system of driving ability. Inscribed in the same H2020 transport topic MG-2-12-2020 and in light of shared aims and objectives, PANACEA and FitDrive have joined forces to drive collaboration synergies and initiatives aimed at improving road safety and monitoring overall fitness of drivers.