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CARA

Supports senior drivers to drive safely and with pleasure

ABOUT THE PROJECT

The European project CuARdian Angel II  (CARA II) aims at keeping driving safe and accessible for seniors and is part of the Active Assisted Living (AAL) programme that supports initiatives to improve the quality of life for the older population.

 

The main goal of CARA II is to develop innovative and effective products (CARA Selftest, CARA MyCoach and CARA MyRoad) to support elderly to drive safe for a longer period of time. Furthermore, it is planned to build a network of different end-users and stakeholders in order to get ready for a market introduction.

​During the first CARA project (December 2018 – May 2018) research was performed to identify the needs and wishes of the senior driver. Based on this, three product ideas were generated that were aimed to support the senior driver to drive safely and comfortable. In the follow-up project, CARA II, these product ideas will be developed in an iterative process in which all relevant end users will be closely involved. In addition, the business model will be developed.

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THE CARA PRODUCTS

CARA is developing three products that support seniors to drive safely, comfortably and with pleasure.

CARA MyCoach

MyCoach analyzes the senior's driving behaviour and provides him/her with objective insight and feedback.

CARA MyRoad

MyRoad knows where difficult traffic situations are and guides seniors towards their destination in the most convenient way. 

CARA Selftest

The Selftest provides seniors with insight into their driving related abilities.

PROJECT GOALS

Provide effective products for older drivers

Enable senior drivers to drive safely and comfortable for a longer time with help of the CARA products.

Build a network

Involve primary (seniors), secondary (relatives and caregivers) and tertiary (stakeholders) end-users .

Get ready for market introduction

The CARA II products proof functionality in real traffic

(TRL 8).

PROCESS

In December 2020 the consortium started with the follow up project CARA II. The CARA II products will be developed through an iterative process involving all relevant end-user groups. In addition, a fully validated integral business plan will be generated.

May

2021

December

2019

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PUBLIC DOCUMENTS

Public documents CARA I

 

CONTACT

Guido Sluijsmans (NL)

[email protected]

+31 6 30 73 09 17

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Lars Akkermans (BE)

[email protected]

+32 495 270 618

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This project is co-funded by the AAL Programme, the European Commission and the Flemish, Dutch and Austrian authorities​.

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