HIT/CERTH, on Monday, December 19th, hosted at its premises students of the 1st grade of the 6th High School, in order to inform them on issues related to road safety and travel behavior.
Students had the opportunity through the dedicated to road safety seminar entitled "Travel Behavior and Safety" to understand how they should behave as future road users, not only as drivers and passengers of private vehicles, but as pedestrians and cyclists as well.
The seminar was conducted by Dr. Maria Morfoulaki, Transport Engineer and Head of HIT’s B1 Laboratory “Sustainable Mobility”. A fruitful discussion followed the presentation among all participants. After that, students were divided into groups and visited:
- Thessaloniki Smart Mobility Living Lab, where they got informed by Mr. Zisis Maleas, Mechanical Engineer with experience in the field of Artificial Intelligence, on procedures relevant to traffic data collection, management and analysis.
- Research Vehicle for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Driver Behavior research (Driving Simulator), which records and analyzes on-line behavioral parameters and simulates advanced driving assistance systems. Students had the opportunity to be trained and experience possible risks they may encounter during a trip as drivers or passengers, through realistic scenarios adapted to the daily traffic conditions of road network. The training was conducted by Mr. Pavlos Spanidis, Software Engineer.
Finally, special printed material dedicated to road safety and travel behavior was distributed to students, designed and composed by HIT Transport Engineers.