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euroFOT, European Field Operational Test, was a project of gathering naturalistic data[1] to assess the impact from the usage of intelligent transportation systems called "intelligent vehicle systems" or "active safety systems" to evaluate their effect on transport safety and fuel efficiency.[2] Led by Ford with partnership with 28 partners, including European vehicle manufacturers, the project involved test on 1000 vehicles during a one-year period.[3] The project included 8 sites in Central Europe and 1 site in Netherlands. A final report was released in June, 2012.[4] 30TB of data were gathered of use for future analysis and research.[5]

The intelligent vehicle systems included tools to automatically adjust vehicle speed using headway sensor data, to alert the driver if a sensor detects an object with high probability of collision, to alert the driver when the car is not centered on its lane, and tools monitoring fuel usage.[6] The study showed a decrease of safety risk up to 42% due to timely alert of the driver or an automatic adjustment of speed,[7] and that over 90% of accidents involve driver behaviour as a contributing factor. The data included assessment of risk in different positions on the road relative to intersections and visibility.


  1. ^ Lincoln, Gubba, Yvonna, Egon (1985). Naturalistic Inquiry. California, USA: Sage Publications, Inc. ISBN 0-8039-2431-3. 
  2. ^ "euroFOT Final Event: Unveiling the results of the first large-scale FOT of ADAS in Europe". ERTICO. June 27, 2012. 
  3. ^ "EuroFOT". FOT-net. December 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ Mohamed Benmimoun; Andreas Pütz; Adrian Zlocki; Lutz Eckstein (2012). "euroFOT: Field Operational Test and Impact Assessment of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems: Final Results". Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering. Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering. SpringerLink. 197: 537–547. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-33805-2_43. ISBN 978-3-642-33804-5. 
  5. ^ Crowe, Philippe (June 27, 2012). "EuroFOT Project Confirms Usefulness Of Driver Assist Systems". hybridCars. 
  6. ^ "euroFOT study demonstrates how driver assistance systems can increase safety and fuel efficiency". Green Car Congress. June 26, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Volvo's new safety technologies reduce risk of rear-end impacts by up to 42 percent". The Philippine Star. July 18, 2012.