Enhance driver behaviour and Public Acceptance of Connected and Autonomous vehicLes
PAsCAL is an international project aimed to develop a multidimensional map of public acceptance of higher levels of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV), pointing out any critical issues on the matter, particularly investigating the new “driver” needs considering different modes and mobility services. PAsCAL’s goal is to create a “Guide2Autonomy” (G2A), a set of guidelines and recommendations aimed at accelerating the user-friendly evolution of connected automated vehicles and transport systems.
Information is the future of mobilityThere are still many questions to be answered regarding driverless cars, starting from public perception, which is currently split between confidence and concern.
Among the many technological revolutions occurred during the last century, some of the most important ones regarded the transport sector. In particular, the last 50-60 years opened new and never imagined opportunities, including space travels. As for the ordinary daily life, the general availability of cars as means of transport has…
Understanding the change and building the futureFunded under the Horizon 2020 Programme, PAsCAL intends to promote the wider use of connected and automated vehicles starting from the anal-ysis of users’ perception
In recent years, there has been a great deal of talk about the so-called "CAVs", Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, not only among experts and in the reference literature, but also among ordinary people and in the media, from mass circulation newspapers to social networks.
Today new models of mobility are increasingly spreading:…
PAsCAL at the first Drive2The Future workshopPAsCAL Coordinator Luc Vandenabeele (LIST) will be among the speakers of the 1st Drive2theFuture Workshop, taking place in Brussels on the 6th of March.
The workshop will discuss the synergies among the four projects funded under the MG 3-3 Call: “Driver behavior and acceptance of connected, cooperative and automated transport”: Drive2TheFuture, PAsCAL, SUaAVE, Trustonomy.
The workshop will also include two interactive sessions for presenting and discussing Use cases & KPIs prioritization…
TRIMIS - The reluctance of women to use driverless vehiclesConsumer perceptions of driverless vehicle technology have lagged their development. Studies examined how age and gender might affect a consumer’s willingness to ride in driverless vehicles. They found that gender had a strong effect with perceptions and emotions of women such as happiness, fear and anger as key influencers. Designers of driverless vehicles should consider such issues to develop a driverless transport future.
In the last few years, there has been an increase in automated,…
The 36-month PAsCAL project proposes an awareness-driven and large-scale penetration approach to address all issues raised by the majority (if not all) of the general public that hinder the wide market uptake of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV). It will not only focus on the interaction of the “users” in or near CAV, but also assess the impact of connected transport on people’s well-being, quality of life, and equity.
PAsCAL will use of a strongly interdisciplinary mix of innovative tools from both human science and technology, to capture the public’s acceptance and attitude, analyse and assess their concerns, model and simulate realistic scenarios for hand-on practices, and validate the research innovation in a number of trials in the real world.
The association to the consortium of special categories of users, such as disabled persons, and of service providers with a global outreach of millions of members and several thousand customers across the EU will ensure results consistency, taking into account major social obstacles/barriers that may hinder the acceptance of CAV and would allow their reuse in new businesses, services and applications.
Ideas & Methodolgies
PAsCAL will develop a strongly interdisciplinary mix of innovative tools from both human science and technology. These will include psychological tools, cluster analysis of user characteristics, human driving and passenger simulation, real world pilots, shared space simulation with multiusers, accessible surveys designed for varying abilities, focus groups, stakeholders hands-on workshops and system-dynamics modelling tools.
The PAsCAL project website is a up to date source of information about the objectives of the project with constatly updated news about events, publications and results from different tests. It hosts also the most recent publications from the project consortium