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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 accidents in traffic" – that's our drive and overall goal. We are the open innovation arena where researchers and expertise 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!

News & Events

08 Dec, 2017

SAFER researchers meet with experts at Halmstad University and at Cycleurope in Varberg to enhance cooperation and get...

04 Dec, 2017

Newsletter from the upcoming conference is out!

04 Dec, 2017

New project that helps facilitate development of automated vehicles in place at SAFER.

01 Dec, 2017

SAFER's Newsletter for December are out, welcome to stay up-to-date with what is ongoing at the research centre.

The SAFER research areas

Collaborative traffic safety research for zero accidents

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 innovation arena where our partners meet and identify key issues to initiate new research based on real-world needs.

Systems for accident prevention

Systems for accident prevention

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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Care and rescue

Care and rescue

What actions after a traffic accident are the most efficient in reducing mortality and injury severity? This research area addresses the challenges for all road users related to what happens after a traffic accident is a fact.

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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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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. Join us today!

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The road to success

Traffic safety research by SAFER

The SAFER collaborative, multi-disciplinary research approach is well proven and highly recognised in the world of vehicle and traffic safety research. Many of our projects have resulted in cutting edge safety technologies and knowledge that have impacted our partners as well as the society, locally as well as globally. And most of all – they have contributed to safer traffic environments and helped save lives and prevent injuries.

The SAFER Partners

Safer – Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre

SAFER is the open innovation arena where researchers and expertise 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.

Contact information

SAFER

Lindholmspiren 3
SE-417 56 Göteborg
Sweden

 +46 31-772 21 06
 safer [at] chalmers.se