HIT/CERTH, on Wednesday, February 15th, hosted at its premises students of the 3rd grade of the 2nd High School of Giannitsa, in order to inform them on issues related to road safety.
Students had the opportunity through the dedicated on “Road safety” seminar 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. Kornilia Maria Kotoula, Transport Engineer, research associate in HIT/CERTH. After the seminar, students participated in an experiential exercise, where a scenario relevant to road safety issues was presented to them. Students, had the opportunity to investigate and further analyze the scenario in order to propose the most appropriate solutions to solve the problems the scenario captured. Following, students were divided into groups and visited:
• Thessaloniki Smart Mobility Living Lab, where they got informed by Dr. Jose Maria Salanova Grau, Transport Engineer and Head of Laboratory B2 Data Analysis and Modelling and 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.