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Cacciabue P.C.,KITE Solutions SRL | Enjalbert S.,University of Lille Nord de France | Soderberg H.,Chalmers University of Technology | Tapani A.,Linkoping University
Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour | Year: 2013

This paper describes the implementation of a model of a driver into a computerised numerical simulation. The model is developed to capture the essential characteristics and common aspects of cognition and behaviour of a human being in control of a "vehicle" in different surface transport systems, namely trains, cars and ships. The main functions of the simulation are discussed as well as the experiments carried out in different types of driving simulators to support the estimation of the parameters utilised in the numerical simulation. The validation processes carried out in the rail and maritime domains are also discussed together with a critical review of capacities and limitations of the proposed approach. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Source


Cacciabue P.C.,Polytechnic of Milan | Cassani M.,KITE Solutions SRL | Licata V.,KITE Solutions SRL | Oddone I.,Air Dolomiti | Ottomaniello A.,Air Dolomiti
Cognition, Technology and Work | Year: 2015

The introduction of a safety management system (SMS) in the real operational environment has become a key factor in a proactive view of flight safety. The deep cultural change and effort that the application of an SMS requires, at economical and organisational level, has led to a delay in the definition of shared mandatory guidelines by the international civil aviation authorities. At present, the majority of attempts to develop an SMS are the result of the efforts of single organisations and operators. This paper describes a methodology aimed at practical and straightforward implementations of risk assessment processes and able to tackle real problems. The application process might be used as guideline for the analysis of critical activities resulting from retrospective and prospective assessments of operational environments. The results obtained for a sample case, based on a real “change situation” occurring in a medium size flight operator, demonstrate how the process is carried out and how to highlight and deal with the underlining critical threats and hazards that require immediate action in order to guarantee acceptable safe operational levels. These include the definition of corrective actions and the identification of responsible persons to monitor the activities designated to mitigate the associated risk. © 2014, Springer-Verlag London. Source


Schindler J.,German Aerospace Center | Cassani M.,KITE Solutions SRL
Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour | Year: 2013

When designing new Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), the existing guidelines like the RESPONSE 3 Code of Practice imply intense testing of the system prior series production. Within the EU-FP7-Project ISi-PADAS a new methodology of risk based design has been established which includes an integrated simulation platform. This integration enables intense testing of new prototypes in an accelerated way and therefore enhances the design process while directly combining the simulation results with a risk matrix. This paper describes the new methodology while focussing on the software framework and the procedure of risk assessment in detail. It shows the general approach as well as the appropriate steps taken for an ADAS prototype developed in the context of ISi-PADAS. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Source

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