More and more sophisticated assisted/autonomous vehicles are becoming available in the market. Automation levels 2 and 3 have been given for settled just a couple of years ago, and the path to fully autonomous car seemed to have no obstacles. In reality, OEMs started recently realizing that the impact of semi and/or fully robotized cars on drivers as well as on passengers is all but predictable. VI-grade has more than ten years experience with developing turn-key solution driving simulators, and has been working for
more than five years on a research project to collect meaningful bio-signals from the
driver during simulator sessions, in collaboration with the BACPIC of the Catholic University of Sacred Heart and the DPIA of the University of Udine. Recently, a collaboration with the Human Inspired Technology Research Center of University of Padova allowed the extension of the assessment at physio-emotional level.