The project, led by the Belgium company F2S2, involves three companies (F2S2, SD-Insight, Jesco Auto Training School), two end user organizations (EURAG Austria, KBO-PCOB) and one research institution (Center for Human-Computer Interaction, University of Salzburg).

In light of the increasing aging population, the safety of aging drivers must be a concern of society. Against this background, the long-term societal objective of Cuardian Angel is two-fold. Firstly, the project aims at allowing ageing car users to maintain mobile for a longer period of time, under safer conditions. Secondly, stakeholders such as health insurance companies, traffic administrations, etc. shall be provided with a truly objective and measurable basis to identify safe and unsafe behavior.

In order to fulfill these goals, the ageing drivers’ attitudes and expectations towards the use of state-of-the-art technology are assessed. Based on these insights as well as on existing car technology, interface concepts tailored to the aging population will be developed and evaluated that are able to measure and monitor the driving style of older adults. The end users will be closely involved in the development process of these systems. The objective feedback the systems provide can help older adults to maintain a safe driving style or improve their driving skills if necessary.

Duration: 12/2018 – 05/2019

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Funding: The project is is funded by the Active Assisted Living (AAL) Programme that supports initiatives to improve the quality of life for the older population.