“BeSmart – Multi-modal driver behaviour and safety support system on the basis of smartphone applications” is a research project, co-financed by the European Union – European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Greek national funds through the Operational Program” Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation” (EPAnEK) of the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF). This research project is carried by OSeven Single Member Private Company and the Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering of National Technical University of Athens (NRSO-NTUA).
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HUMANIST – 7th Humanist Conference, Rhode Island, October 2021 The 7th International HUMANIST Conference was hosted on 26-27 October 2021 in Rhode Island, Greece. The theme of the conference was "Human Perspective in an Evolving Transport Era". The 2021 conference brought together researchers, experts and stakeholders from several multidisciplinary… Read more Vip4Ride – 2nd International Conference, Alexandroupolis, October 2021 The network of thematic experts Vip4Ride organised with great success the 2nd International Conference which was held in Alexandroupolis, on 14-15 October, under the theme: “Intermodal Transports: Innovations in Planning, Management, Business Development & Decision Making” and focusing on the main economic advantages of developing intermodal… Read more Publication in IATSS Research Our recent work with Dr. Apostolos Ziakopoulos and Prof. George Yannis on the investigation of the impact of detailed trip characteristics on the frequency of harsh acceleration and harsh braking events recorded via the BeSmart application has just been published… Read more Publication in Traffic Injury Prevention Our recent work with Dr. Apostolos Ziakopoulos and Prof. George Yannis on the investigation of speeding behavior of motorcyclists through the BeSmart application has just been published in Traffic Injury Prevention and is now available on Taylor & Francis Group Online. Read more End of the BeSmart Experiment On the 5th of April, the BeSmart naturalistic driving experiment officially ended. After completed 2 months of the no feedback phase, the participants were informed of the end of the BeSmart experiment and therefore their possibility to uninstall the application… Read more Last Phase of the Experiment On the 29th of January, BeSmarters entered the last phase of the experiment; the application returned to Phase 1 - no driver feedback, by removing the driver feedback features in order to examine whether the provided feedback during the last… Read more 6th Phase of the Experiment During the 6th phase of the experment the BeSmart application will launch individual "Challenges" for users in order to provide incentives for promotion of safe driving behavior, in accordance with the rules of the BeSmart application and the rewarding of… Read more Winners Announcement On the 5th of November the competition was over! The results of the Competition were announced through the application. The BeSmart team would like to thank all the participants and wish congratulations to the winners that seemed to improve their… Read more 5th Phase of the Experiment After driving for several months during the 4th phase, due to the extension of the experiment because of the COVID-19 pandemia, BeSmarters entered the 5th phase of the experiment on the 5th of October! During Phase 5, a 30-day competition… Read more 2nd BeSmart Lottery On the 17th of June the BeSmart team, remotely this time, conducted the second lottery for the BeSmarters, as a sign of gratitude for their significant contribution to the project. 2 Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 smartphones the prizes to be… Read more Covid-19 Pandemic On 22 March, the Greek government announced a ban on all nonessential transport and movement across the country, starting from 6 a.m on 23 March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The restriction on traffic has inevitably led to a reduction… Read more 4rth Phase of the Experiment After driving for two months during the 3rd phase of the experiment, BeSmarters entered the 4th phase of the experiment on the 16th of February! Phase 4 enables the driver to view the Compare feature. This feature allows users to… Read more 3rd Phase of the Experiment On the 16th of December the BeSmarters entered the 3rd phase of the experiment! During this phase, the driver, in addition to the score he receives for each route, has the opportunity to observe on the map the exact points… Read more 1st BeSmart Lottery Yesterday, on the 3rd of December the BeSmart team conducted the first lottery for the BeSmarters, as as a sign of gratitude for their significant contribution to the project. 2 Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 smartphones the prizes to be won!!… Read more 2nd Phase of the Experiment The transition to the second phase of the experiment was successfully carried out on the 8th of October for all BeSmart users: drivers, motorcyclists and cyclists. Drivers have now the ability to receive a trip score, as well as notifications… Read more Start of the BeSmart experiment On the 2nd of July, 2019 the BeSmart team was extremely happy to launch the BeSmart Application. After running successfully a User Acceptance Testing, the App was ready to be disseminated to all BeSmart participants candidates. At present, the experiment… Read more Design of the BeSmart Experiment Within the framework of the design of the BeSmart experiment, the following have been carried out with great success: structure of the driving experiment, selection criteria for the participants, creation of all required documentation for technical reference and support as… Read more Finalization of the literature review on driving behavior Since its start, the BeSmart project aims to develop an innovative smartphone application with tools for assessing and improving the behavior and safety of all drivers. To that end, understanding driving behavior, the risk factors that endanger drivers, and their… Read more BeSmart Kick-off Meeting The Kick-off meeting of the BeSmart research project took place with great success at the Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering at the School of Civil Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), on 22 August 2018 aiming… Read more Start of the project The BeSmart project with the title “Multi-modal driver behavior and safety support system on the basis of smartphone applications” is a research program, co-financed by the European Union - European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Greek national funds through the… Read more