SUaaVE aims to make a change in the current situation of public acceptance of CAV by leaning on a Human-Driven Design (HDD) approach, where the user is not only the centre of the process but actively contributes and even leads the definition of concept, development of technology and participates in its testing. SUaaVE will focus on the human side, working to improve more “intangible” aspects as safety perception, attitudes and, in general, emotional appraisal of CAV.

SUaaVE will involves all current and futures users and other agents in a broad sense: passengers, current and future drivers (children, senior citizens and people with disabilities), VRUs Vulnerable Road Users; and the main stakeholders leaning on a well-regarded and complementary Advisory Board (public authorities, industry, other sectors and user associations).


The SUaaVE outcomes that will enhance the acceptation of CAV are:

The new paradigm of automation: ALFRED, fundamental architecture to understand the emotions of the passenger on board and to adapt the vehicle features to enhance the user experience.
Immersive Virtual Human Centred Design (V-HCD) platform, allowing the simulation of CAV focused on Human factors, assessing their acceptance through the involvement of future users.
Guidelines for support Public Authorities, representing a breakthrough in the public acceptance of future CAVs for both the society and, in particular, for all road users.