With age, driving experience increases, while ‘fitness-to-drive’ tends to decrease. Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) can offer a mitigating solution here but they may also make driving more complex if they are not designed with respect to the needs of aging drivers. CARA II addresses this problem with products that are going to be highly personalised and specifically designed with the ageing drivers in mind.
CARA II is a follow-up project of CARA I, which was realized as a small but very ambitious research project from December 2018 to May 2019. With CARA I being a great success, it was awarded AAL’s project of the month in November 2019, a follow-up project was the next logical step for the project consortium led by Belgium company F2S2. CARA II came to life in December 2019.
With CARA I advancing into CARA II, the number of project partners and the project duration have increased. Now nine partners from three countries (NLD, BE, AT) are involved in the project – three companies (F2S2, SD-Insight, Jesco Auto Training School), four end user organizations (EURAG Austria, 50PLUS, KBO-PCOB, and NEOS) and the Center for Human-Computer Interaction as well as the Austrian Kuratorium für Verkehrssicherheit as research partners.
Based on what we have learned in CARA I from over 1.500 older drivers, CARA II now has a clear focus on further developing and testing the prototypes, created in CARA I, and also to establish valid and sustainable business models for each of the envisioned ADAS and other helpful tools.
An overview on the project and a description of the future products can also be found on the official CARA project website.
Duration: 12/2019 – 04/2021
Project Website: https://www.cuardian-angel.eu
Funding: This project is co-funded by the AAL Programme, the European Commission and the Flemish, Dutch and Austrian authorities.