Analysis and Modelling Road-User Behaviour

19 – 23 August 2024

This summer school teaches about the critical role of road-user behaviour in a safe transport system. The school will focus on the potential for new technology (e.g., advanced driving assistance systems, automated driving) to improve safety for all road users by predicting human behaviour.

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Keywords: active safety systems, automated vehicles, crash causation, human behaviour modelling, naturalistic data, safety assessment, vulnerable road users

APPLICATION OPEN
Location

Gothenburg, Sweden

Participants
Application is open to Master and PhD Students of the member universities from the IDEA League Alliance.
Expenses
There are no registration and accommodation fees. Students from IDEA League member universities selected to participate in a summer school only have to pay for their own travel costs where applicable.
Requirements

Curriculum vitae & publications list
Letter of motivation
Letter of recommendation (optional)
Supervisor approval (for PhD students from Chalmers)

Road crashes are a global concern: the World Health Organization estimates that approximately 1.3 million road fatalities occur worldwide every year—and road crashes are currently the leading cause of death for people aged 5–29 years. Further, unprotected road users (e.g., pedestrians and cyclists) are overrepresented in crash statistics. The current situation calls for more research investigating road-user behaviour, to support the design of active safety systems and driving automation systems that may help improve safety. With the aim to enhance knowledge on this topic, on successful completion of this school, graduates should be able to:

  • Explain the importance of analysing and modelling road-user behaviour to improve road safety.
  • Illustrate different approaches to modelling road-user behaviour for system development.
  • Compute relevant quantitative and qualitative metrics in order to analyse and model road-user behaviour.
  • Identify and experience the challenges in the analysis of real-traffic data from naturalistic studies.
  • Compare the currently available tools for the virtual evaluation of active safety systems.

Programme

Sunday 18th August Monday 19th August Tuesday 20th August Wednesday 21th August Thursday 22th August Friday 23th August

8:00-9:00

Lecture 1: Introduction: crash prevention and road-user behaviour

Lecture 4: Driver distraction

Lecture 7: Countermeasures  targeting road-user behaviour with focus on active safety

Lecture 10: Assessment of safety benefits associated fo the introduction of active safety systems

9:00-10:00

Lecture 1: crash prevention and road-user behaviour

Lecture 3: Naturalistic, test-track, and simularor data for analysis, modelling, and safety-assessment of road-user behaviour

Lecture 5: Theoretical framework for modelling road user behaviour

Lecture 7: Countermeasures  targeting road-user behaviour with focus on active safety

Lecture 10: Assessment of safety benefits associated fo the introduction of active safety systems

10:00-11:00

Lecture 2: Quantitative and qualitative measures of driver behaviour

Lecture 3: Naturalistic, test-track, and simularor data for analysis, modelling, and safety-assessment of road-user behaviour

Lecture 6: Modelling road user behaviour: examples

Lecture 8: Active safety and road-user models

Network building activity : Presentation of group work

11:00-12:00

Lecture 2: Quantitative and qualitative measures of driver behaviour

Lecture 3: Naturalistic, test-track, and simularor data for analysis, modelling, and safety-assessment of road-user behaviour

Lecture 6: Modelling road user behaviour: examples

Lecture 8: Active safety and road-user models

Network building activity : Presentation of group work

12:00-13:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
13:00-14:00

Exercise 1: Quantitative and qualitative measures of driver behaviour

Exercise 2: Analysis of naturalistic data

Network building activity : Group work session 2

Lecture 9: Vulnerable road users and micromobility

14:00-15:00

Exercise 1: Quantitative and qualitative measures of driver behaviour

Exercise 2: Analysis of naturalistic data

Volvo Visit

Exercise 3: Micromobility demo

15:00-16:00

Network building activity 1: Introduce yourself and your own work

Network building activity: Group work session 1

Volvo Visit

Network building activity: Group work session 3

16:00-17:00

Welcome reception and presentation of summer school

Network building activity 1: Introduce yourself and your own work

Network building activity 2: Group work session 1

Volvo Visit

Network building activity: Group work session 3

17:00-18:00 Welcome reception and presentation of summer school

Social dinner

18:00-19:00

Social dinner

19:00-20:00

Social dinner

The times in the schedule refer to the Central European Summer Time (CEST).