A European-wide research project slated to begin in 2010 should offer some answers about the real benefits that advanced driver assistance systems provide to drivers. As part of euroFOT, at least 1,000 vehicles will be outfitted with eight intelligent in-vehicle systems, including a system that provides warnings on potential side and front-end collisions.
Other advanced systems to be tested by real drivers on Europe's roads for about one year include Curve Speed Warning, Fuel Efficiency Adviser, and human-machine interaction with navigation systems. The results will give the collaborating universities, research centers, and other stakeholders a better understanding of how the systems impact the safety, efficiency, and comfort of drivers.
"This is the first-of-its-kind-large-scale field operational test that is carried out across brands in Europe," says euroFOT project coordinator Aria Etemad.
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