Safe driving, ADAS+ project now underway
To develop an innovative system of safe driving is the objective of ADAS+, a 10 million euro project recently started by the researchers of the Department of Engineering “Enzo Ferrari” of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, coordinated by Prof. Paolo Pavan.
The project aims at developing an innovative system of assisted safe driving which can timely monitor the driver’s psychical, physical level and intoxication levels as well as the quality of the air inside the car.
To achieve the objective, researchers will use silicon technologies, advanced algorithms and nano-structured materials integrated into a platform that is compliant with the driving standards required for smart cars.
“This project is very important for the entire Electronic Department area”, said Prof. Pavan. “We will be involved in the testing of the control unit that we will built in a test car. This activity will be carried out in close collaboration with MTA Advanced Automotive Solutions and will help us consolidate our practical knowledge and to widen the spectrum of our skills”.
Three advanced technological models will be developed: the first one will monitor the driver’s level of attention, the second one will identify any tiredness or irritability signs and will recognize obstacles outside the control the driver’s level of sobriety or intoxication and the quality of the air inside the car. The three modules will then be integrated into an ADAS+ control unit for testing on a test car.
The 30-month project involves many other private and public partners.