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WELCOME TO SAFER VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC SAFETY CENTRE AT CHALMERS

We research to save lives, prevent injuries and enable safe mobility. Together.

"Zero injuries in road traffic" – that's our drive and overall goal. We are the open innovation arena where researchers and experts work together to create safe mobility. Our traffic safety approach covers people, vehicles and the infrastructure – and together we contribute to safer road transports and smarter, more sustainable cities. Join us!

THE SAFER RESEARCH AREAS

Collaborative traffic safety research for zero fatalities

Our five research areas represent world-class, multi-disciplinary research – all with the single-minded vision to save lives, prevent injuries and enable safe mobility. They are also the open research arena where our partners meet and identify key issues to initiate new research based on real-world needs.

SYSTEMS FOR ACCIDENT PREVENTION AND AD

SYSTEMS FOR ACCIDENT PREVENTION AND AD

How can active systems and automation predict and prevent collisions? This research area covers the development of automated functions that help the driver to avoid hazardous situations

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ROAD USER BEHAVIOUR

ROAD USER BEHAVIOUR

How do people behave in traffic and how can we support them to act safer? Taking a deep approach in human behaviour, this research area is about develop scientific methods and tools to create prerequisites for safe driving.

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HUMAN BODY PROTECTION

HUMAN BODY PROTECTION

How do we best protect people in a crash? SAFER continuously develops this research area with the aim to understand and develop principles for countermeasures to prevent injuries in accidents.

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SAFETY PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

SAFETY PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

How do we develop the best methods for predicting and assessing real-world vehicle and traffic safety? In this research area, our main priority is to provide trust in new safety systems to enable market introduction.

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Post-crash

Post-crash

What actions after a traffic accident are the most efficient in reducing mortality and injury severity? This research area addresses challenges for all road users related to what happens after a traffic accident is a fact. Covering a cross-disciplinary research approach, Care & Rescue focuses on improved incident detection and assessment, improved on-scene care and rescue and reducing secondary long-term effects of traffic accidents.

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THE SAFER COMPETENCE NETWORKS

Cutting edge traffic safety knowledge without limits

It takes more than one single competence to solve the complex challenges related to traffic safety. Within SAFER, there are several competence networks containing a plethora of knowledge and know-how. These networks are also key for the vital, cross-disciplinary research conducted at SAFER. The academia is at the core for each competence area, with important contributions from all SAFER partner researchers.

Automotive safety assurance

Fredrik Sandblom

Automotive safety assurance

Focus will preliminary be around how to design L3-L4 automated vehicles such that the accident risk is tolerable, and how to prove that the risk is tolerable with sufficient confidence, and how to design with explainability at all times.

Safety for alternative powertrains

Magnus Granström

Magnus Granström

Safety for alternative powertrains

In this network, we gather relevant societal actors and SAFER partners to discuss various safety aspects linked to alternative powertrains, such as electric vehicles.

System Safety

Devansh Mehta

System Safety

For the Safety System network, we would like to broaden the view and learn from systems outside the automotive industry. Robotics, Health care and Medical Technology can be areas with which this type of thinking can be shared and new knowledge can be created. We also have the ambition to meet physically, since it is difficult to grow and maintain connections in a network only on distance. 

Perception, Sensing & Communication

Lars Hammarstrand

Perception, Sensing & Communication

Perception, sensing and communication enable technologies for a plethora of safety systems. The scope of this group is to create and share research ideas around vehicular communications, sensors systems, and signal processing.

Future proof methodologies for validation of CAVS

Fredrik Åkeson

Future proof methodologies for validation of CAVS

The group discuss validation of automated and connected vehicles. including e.g. relevant test cases, virtual methods and their connection to physical tests, the role of Operational Design Domains (ODD) and relevant connectivity scenarios.

Vehicle Dynamics

Bengt Jacobson

Vehicle Dynamics

Vehicle dynamics is creating a collaborative arena connecting vehicle dynamics research carried out in academia/institutes and the corresponding advanced engineering activities in the automotive industry.

Be a SAFER partner

Safe mobility can only be realized when talented and dedicated people work together with a clear vision, shoulder by shoulder. As a SAFER partner, you play an important role in the creation of sustainable transport systems with close to zero accidents.

THE SAFER PARTNERS