Simusafe introduces new behavioral models for road users - ITCL

The international Simusafe project, which is a pioneer in measuring response times and actions that can be altered by fatigue, stress or consumption of certain substances, presented today at its final conference the new behavioral models for road users: car, motor, bicycle, pedestrians. It also unveiled the main lines of an innovative multi-user simulator system that aims to reduce accidents on the world’s roads.

Those responsible for the project, including the project coordinator, Marteyn van Gasteren, and Rodrigo Varga – both from ITCL – have presented in a telematic workshop the main advances of a work that presents an innovative multi-user simulator system, as well as new knowledge for training modules, safety devices and standardization.

Specifically, they presented the results of a very innovative technology that seeks to reduce accident rates worldwide. A H2020 project with European funds, which has more than 8 million euros and in which companies such as IBM and American and Italian research centers, among other partners, are participating.

A multi-agent simulation system that makes it possible to measure driver behavior and even predict it in certain cases based on biometric studies (pulse, eyesight, sweating…) that analyze stress levels and fatigue, whether in the car, motorcycle, bicycle and also taking into account the pedestrians themselves.


SIMUSAFE is a collaborative and multinational project born in 2017 with the aim of reduce the accident rate and mortality on the road, the most dangerous mode of transport of all existing ones with almost 30,000 deaths and more than 100,000 seriously injured in the European Union.

To reduce the accident rate and prevent risky driving behavior, SIMUSAFE was born, a project that seeks to detect patterns in the behavior of the different actors involved in road safety (pedestrians, cyclists, drivers and passengers in vehicles) depending on the circumstances in which they participate in it.

SIMUSAFE is a collaborative research project. The project consortium is composed of 16 entities from 9 European countries (Spain, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Sweden, Slovakia, Netherlands, Portugal, Germany): ITCL Technological Center, Institut Francais des Sciences et Technologies des Transports, De L’Amenagement et des Reseaux, Brainsigns SRL, European Driving Schools Association, Mälardalen University, Associazione Italiana Professionisti Sicurezza Stradale, Hök Instrument AB, Prometeo Innovations, Progres 123 s. r. o.., Twente Medical Systems International B.V., Coventry University, University of Porto, Link Engineering, Delphi; the United States with the University of Iowa and Israel with IBM.