Rider training activities and evaluation

Subject

To evaluate rider training programs in terms of skill acquisition and safety using instrumented vehicles and rider simulators. The project will include also study on pedelecs and speed pedelecs.

Scientific challenges

The aim of the research activities within the project is to make the use of PTWs safer such that fewer accidents occur. The work aims to improve the rider’s skills with training strategies that are derived from in-depth accident data and from a quantification of rider behavior in critical situations. The research will provide a profound in the learning process of riders, and will indicate the effectiveness of proposed training methods.

Societal relevance

Powered Two Wheelers (PTWs) are an efficient and flexible transport system and their use is beneficial especially in the more and more congested European cities. Unfortunately, PTW riders are exposed to a high risk of becoming a victim in a crash mainly due to the difficulty to control a PTW under all circumstances but also due to limited conspicuity. The end result of this project will be a set of rider training guidelines that are proven to be effective.
The research is part of the Marie Curie MOTORIST project (Motorcycle Rider Integrated Safety). And, it is conducted at TU Delft (3mE) and in SWOV.

Natália Kovácsová

Start/end date: 1.9.2014 – 31.8.2018
Daily supervisor: Joost de Winter
Promotor: Marjan Hagenzieker, Frans van der Helm
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