Test & Training International promotes evidence-based research approach in its activities. For this purpose, the company co-operates with Neurotraffic, which manages national and international road safety research projects and is involved in implementing and disseminating research results and conclusions. Hence, Test & Training International connects research and practice in a harmonious way. Test & Training International actively participates in the global academic community in various fields and thus cooperates with NGOs (Research departments, Road Safety organizations, Governments) and Automobile Associations.Current research activities
The ‘TAXISTARS’ project will develop innovative ICT based training material in the fields of work and road safety, emergency case assessment, criminal assault and social interaction skills, suited to fit the professional and societal profile of the taxi drivers across Europe. Due to the nature of their profession, taxi drivers are working under special conditions and are involved in multifarious interaction scenarios often entailing risks and challenges linked to the aforementioned issues, calling for innovative, actor-oriented educational material.
Within this poject, Test & Training International is responsible for supervising and methodogical planning of all procedures in outlining educational content and learning activities as well as designing the training structure and methodological blueprint to be used as the main guideline for the development of training products. For further information regarding this project, please visit www.taxistars.eu.
Teesdorf, August 25, 2015
TAXIstars conference gears up to discuss taxi drivers of the future
TAXIstars will hold its final conference on "Training Tomorrow's Taxi Drivers" in Athens on 25 September 2015. It will bring together leading industry representatives, stakeholders and policymakers, while showcasing innovative online and mobile e-learning material for professional taxi drivers.
The project consortium, of which the Test & Training International is a key member, will present the online training materials and training programmes developed to assist taxi drivers. The training programmes develop the necessary skills to deal with road and workplace safety, emergency situations, environmental issues, such as eco-driving, and customer care.
RAINVISION will perform research into the influence of road markings on driver behaviour. Special attention will be devoted to night-time driving conditions under all weather scenarios (dry, wet and wet and rainy) and to the ageing population aspect. Test & Training Intenational is responsible for carrying out a field experiment where study subjects will drive on a test track, containing several typical road characteristics like left and right bends or a straight road. Drivers performance is investigated in three test conditions. For further information, visit the projects website www.rainvision.eu.
The DaCoTA EU Project Team gathered and analysed data from 30 European countries on a wide range of road safety topics. The aim is to share the benefits of this leading-edge research and the decision-making tools with the international Road Safety Community in an effort to reduce casualties worldwide through data and knowledge-based policy-making. For further information, visit the projects website www.dacota-project.eu.
Evaluation of 2nd phase motorcycle rider training in Austria
The main objective of this project is to prove the feasibility and usefulness of a large-scale European naturalistic observation study for road safety researchers, but also for other stakeholders with a direct or indirect interest in road safety, including car industry, insurance companies, road user umbrella organisations, driver training and certification organisations, road authorities, and national and regional governments. An additional objective of the project is to asses the added value of the naturalistic observation approach for transport related environmental issues, e.g. eco-driving, and traffic management issues, such as highway capacity. For further information, visit the projects website www.prologue-eu.eu.
The Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology assigned the Austrian Road Safety Board (KfV) together with Test & Training International the task of evaluate this measure in terms of accidents, attitudes and acceptance among novice riders. In order to estimate effects on traffic safety, the evaluation design is based on three levels: