Sleepiness at the Wheel

Basic Information

Network ENT II
Aim of the joint call Sleepiness at the wheel and attention disorders have been identified as major risks factors, which have to be quickly faced with preventive actions. Excessive sleepiness due to sleep deprivation, sleep disorders or iatrogenic effects, is responsible of 20% of traffic accidents and 2/3 of truck accidents on motorway. Drugs affecting driving skills are involved in 10% of road accidents. People taking medication are in average 2 fold more likely to have an accident. Key ideas and objectives The main idea of the project is to fight behavioural and organic sleepiness and attention disorders at the wheel and reduce road crashes linked to these symptoms. This action will be effective through experimental scientific research but also by raising public awareness thanks to informative campaigns which will be constructed from the research findings.
Type of joint call One Stage - Call with no pre-proposals submission
Launch date 01/01/2008
Deadline Full-Proposal 31/05/2008 Submitted proposal: n/a
Evaluation End Date n/a Successful proposal: n/a Proposals funded: 3
Is call co-funded? No
Call follow up funding
  • There are mechanisms in place to monitor technical progress
Call reasons
  • Achieving critical mass
  • Sharing competences and associated work
  • Addressing global issues
  • Access to expertise from different countries
  • Addressing specific scientific and technological issues
  • Addressing specific policy issues
Research fields
  • Transport
Type of research
  • Applied Research
Target groups
  • Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
  • Private and Semi-private Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs)
Participating networks n/a

Organisations Participating

Country Organisation
Ministry of Ecology, Development and Sustainable Development duplicate to 996384874
Norway Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA)
Sweden Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (VINNOVA)