Human factor in road design through driving simulation studies
Reference persons MARCO BASSANI
External reference persons Leandro Luigi Di Stasi, PhD, Neuroergonomics and Operator Performance Laboratory, University of Granada, Spain
Andrea Spoto, PhD, Department of General Psychology, University of Padua, Italy
Thesis type EXPERIMENTAL AND SIMULATIONS
Description The Vision Zero Initiative (“No loss of life is acceptable”) emphasizes human fallibility as the main obstacle to improve road safety and the need to minimize the occurrence of driver errors. It is in this context that driver-centered technological innovations applied to road safety can play a revolutionary part, being a powerful vector for social change in terms of safety culture.
The research (thesis) will be focused on the early detection of impaired driver states (e.g. mental worklaod) that can compromise road safety: several psychophysiological indices, as well as online behavioral indices related to driving (e.g., cruising speed), will be monitored during simulated driving sessions.
Required skills Ingegneristiche di base, design of experiments (that will be improved during the thesis work)
Notes Master thesis to be carried out part in Italy and part in Spain
Deadline 26/06/2020 PROPONI LA TUA CANDIDATURA