To make HIT the main and integrated Research Pole in the fields of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Tourism in Greece and among the top 10 relevant nodes of technology and expertise in Europe.

HIT/CERTH, on Monday, January 29th, hosted at its premises students of 2nd and 3rd grades of Vathilakos High School and on Thursday, February 1st, students of the 2nd and 3rd grades of Oreokastro High School, to inform them on issues related to road safety.
Students had the opportunity through the dedicated on “Road safety” seminar to understand how they should behave as future road users, not only as drivers and passengers of private vehicles, but as pedestrians and cyclists as well.

The seminars were conducted by Dr. Kornilia Maria Kotoula and Iliani Styliani Anapali, Transport Engineers, research associates in HIT/CERTH. After the seminar, students were divided into groups and visited:
• Thessaloniki Smart Mobility Living Lab, where they got informed by Dr. Vasilis Psonis, physics researcher (Laboratory B3 Infrastructure and traffic management in land transport) and Mr. Zisis Maleas, Mechanical Engineer researcher (Laboratory B4 Freight Transport and logistics) with experience in the field of Artificial Intelligence, on procedures relevant to traffic data collection, management, and analysis.

• Research Vehicle for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Driver Behavior research (Driving Simulator), which records and analyzes on-line behavioral parameters and simulates advanced driving assistance systems. Students had the opportunity to be trained and experience possible risks they may encounter during a trip as drivers or passengers, through realistic scenarios adapted to the daily traffic conditions of road network. The training was conducted by Mr. Pavlos Spanidis, Software Engineer.

In total 120 students participated in the seminars.


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