The FESTA Handbook
To improve comparability and significance of FOT results at national and European levels, the FESTA project, funded by the European Commission, originally developed a handbook on FOT methodology.
The methodology is now owned by the FOT community. It is promoted and it has been periodically updated by FOT-Net. The latest update was version 7 in December 2018. FOT-Net has organised webinars and workshops disseminating the methodology. Version 8 will be published during 2021.
Even though FESTA Handbook was made for FOTs, the basic steps in it are applicable and recommended for field tests of all kind.
In August 2021, ARCADE EU support action published Micro-FESTA, a condensed evaluation methodology to support small pilot projects of Connected, Cooperative, and Automated Mobility (CCAM). This document gives an overview of the main steps in the FESTA methodology and comments their role in small-scale testing. This document can also be used as a first introduction to the full FESTA methodology and available materials.
FOT-Net has organised webinars and workshops disseminating the FESTA methodology. Recorded webinars explain the main steps:
- Introduction to FESTA Methodology
- Context, functions, use cases, research questions and hypotheses
- Performance indicators, study design, measures and sensors
- Legal and ethical issues
- Databases, data analysis and hypothesis testing
- Impact assessment and socioeconomic cost–benefit analysis
- Data sharing
We invite projects to use FESTA, provide feedback and send us new methodology-related reports!
FOT-Net has also published a Data Sharing Framework as a complement to FESTA. The framework contains a set of guidelines and best practices on data management and sharing.
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