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On June, 24 and 25 2008, Partners from 24 European organizations gave the “kick-off “ to TeleFOT, a Large Scale Collaborative Project under the Seventh Framework Programme, co-funded with 9,7 million Euro by the European Commission DG Information Society and Media within the strategic objective “ICT for Cooperative Systems”.
Officially started on June 1st 2008, TeleFOT acts in response to a need recognised by the European Commission, namely to test the impacts of driver support functions on the driving task with large fleets of test drivers in real-life driving conditions. In particular, TeleFOT intends to assess the impacts of functions provided by aftermarket and nomadic devices, including future interactive traffic services that will become part of driving environment systems within the next five years.
BroadBit is involved in TeleFOT as responsible of supplying test vehicles with driver activity logging technology.
Field Operational Tests of Aftermarket and Nomadic Devices in Vehicles
TeleFOT aims to assess the impacts of functions provided by aftermarket and nomadic devices in vehicles and raise wide awareness of their traffic safety potential. These devices can provide different types of driver support functions and almost nothing is known about their safety and other impacts yet. The market penetration of portable navigators and smart phones is exploding today, making the timing for the project ideal.
The project includes representatives from the European automotive industry and research institutes, equipment manufacturers (phones, navigators), and road maintenance and service operators.
The benefits from this international project will be visible in the safety and smoothness of traffic, as well as a greater driving comfort when the driver is offered the possibility of anticipatory driving and planning the trip. The project will also gain relevant information about the correct use of equipment and their effects on safe and economical driving. Likewise, the type of traffic services wanted when driving and what people are prepared to pay for them will also be ascertained. The project will also assess how mobile terminals can be developed in terms of traffic use and what new features could be embedded in e.g. navigators and 3G phones.
Project site: www.telefot.eu