What are the objectives of Field Operational Tests?

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The European Commission DG Information Society and Media has defined a set of objectives for the Field Operational Tests in the Framework Programme 7.

  • Validate the effectiveness of ICT based systems for safer, cleaner and more efficient transport in a real environment
  • Analyse driver behaviour and user acceptance
  • Analyse and assess the impact of intelligent safety and efficiency functions using real data
  • Improve awareness on the potential of intelligent transport systems and create socio economic acceptance
  • To obtain technical data for system design and product development
  • To ensure the transferability of the FOT results at National, European and International level.