Assistance and Mitigation Strategies in Case of Impaired Motorcycle Riders: The ADAS&ME Case Study

  • Luca ZanovelloEmail author
  • Stella Nikolaou
  • Ioannis Symeonidis
  • Marco Manuzzi
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mobility book series (LNMOB)


Riding a motorcycle requires both physical and mental effort. These requirements are amplified by factors like long riding hours, high or low temperatures, high relative humidity levels or rain. Besides exposing the rider to the external environment, the vehicle cannot offer full aerodynamic protection and limits him/her in a fixed position, which is less comfortable than that of a car. Furthermore, physical effort is required to steer and actively balance the motorcycle. Such factors may induce impairing states like physical fatigue, distraction and stress. The work carried out within the ADAS&ME project has the aim to create a system able to detect, and possibly in extreme conditions prevent, these states, and then to provide adequate assistance to the rider during long touring travels and, if the situation becomes safety critical, actively enable intervention functions with embedded ad-hoc safety strategy.


Fatigue Stress Distraction Advanced rider assistance system HMI Assistance Mitigation 



The ADAS&ME project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 688900.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luca Zanovello
    • 1
    Email author
  • Stella Nikolaou
    • 2
  • Ioannis Symeonidis
    • 3
  • Marco Manuzzi
    • 4
  1. 1.Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A.BolognaItaly
  2. 2.Centre for Research and Technology Hellas/Hellenic Institute of TransportMarousi, AthensGreece
  3. 3.Centre for Research and Technology Hellas/Hellenic Institute of TransportThermi, ThessaloníkiGreece
  4. 4.Dainese S.p.A.VicenzaItaly

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