• Prologue

    Promoting real Life Observations for Gaining Understanding of road user behaviour in Europe

Regional Workshops

PROLOGUE Regional Workshops

Aims of the regional workshops

The main aim of the regional workshops was to convince as many parties as possible of the usefulness of ND studies, to get their support, and to identify application areas of ND results that are relevant for the different parties, related to road safety, traffic management and eco-driving.

That means that the focus of these workshops was first on the explanation of the methodology, the potential application areas and the added value as compared to more traditional research methods, and secondly on the identification of the interests of the potential users of naturalistic data. Technical issues like instrumentation and methods of analysis were rather input (for explaining the possibilities of the naturalistic method) than an issue of discussion. The focus was on issues of implementation, research questions, the user’s interest (how would they implement the knowledge they are looking for) and particularly, the potential benefits on naturalistic studies for decision makers.

The regional workshops have been carried out in the second half of the project (October 2010 to February 2011) and five of six have been held in the respective national language or the common language in that region.

Intended workshop regions

  • Austria, including participants from Germany
  • Greece, held in English with Greek translation
  • Netherlands, including participant from Dutch speaking Belgium
  • Norway, including participant from Sweden
  • Spain, including participant from Portugal
  • United Kingdom
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Last update: April 18, 2011