Our projects

PracticAl and Effective tools to moNitor and Assess CommErciAl drivers’ fitness to drive PANACEA has 17 partners from 8 countries coming from multidisciplinary fields. The project will design, develop and test a holistic driving ability assessment system for commercial drivers
Driver re-engagement in autonomous driving by means of HMI adapted to human activity There are several challenges that need to be researched to create safe transition strategies in future vehicles. For example, it takes time to re-engage in the driving
The SAFER A-HBM5 project follows on from four previous projects; A-HBM steps I-IV, from 2008 to today. This is state-of-the-art research on car occupant muscle responses and development of active human body models (HBM) and is part of a continuous
Motorcyclists are one of the most vulnerable road user groups around the world; approximately 375,000 cyclists die riding motorized two and three-wheelers annually. The number of people riding motorcycles is growing worldwide and improving protection could potentially save lives and
Darkness is a well-known for increasing the risk of accidents for vulnerable road users. Johansson, Wanvik and Elvik (2009) concluded that the risk for cyclists increases by 55% in darkness, compared to daylight. This project aims to investigate how drones
Testing safety of intelligent connected vehicles (ICV) in open and mixed road environment (ICV-Safe) Intelligent connected vehicles (ICV) are expected to bring immense societal benefits. For a safe introduction of such vehicles, a thorough safety assessment is required. Taking advantage
Valid information about the state of the driver will be paramount to enable future safe automated driving. Drivers that are fatigued or sleepy, highly stressed or are struck by a sudden disease, are causing a high proportion of fatal motor
This FFI pre-study is a follow-up of our SAFER pre-study Safety Culture For Automation In Transport Companies ( https://www.saferresearch.com/projects/safety-culture-automation-transp… ). Safety culture is the prevailing way of thinking and acting at a workplace in relation to risks and safety, i.e.

Re-SAFE focuses on using virtual reality (VR) to study interactions with connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) from the perspective of a vulnerable road user (VRUs). The project is based in the newly established virtual reality hub on Traffic Safety at
Driver fatigue is a major cause of car accidents, and the prevention of fatigue is a major goal in the automotive industry. To reach the goal of zero traffic-accident fatalities, developing innovative solutions to prevent fatigue is a key objective.
Human-operated vehicles with Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (or ADAS) are projected to prevent human-failures at the wheels. To support this purpose, driver state is estimated using both internal factors such as fatigue, inattention and drowsiness levels, as well as external roadway
The main concern for this task force is the health of research persons and test persons and own personnel in the use of driving simulators, VR studios, vehicles or similar test facilities. We all are aware of our corporate responsibility
The role of road design to support psychological processing and safe behavior of vulnerable road users at complex intersections: A feasibility study in traffic simulators. Despite being under-represented in the official reports, the number of ill interactions between vulnerable road
This pre-study explores the safety culture in project/companies with autonomous vehicles in operation. Safety need to be acknowledged and exercised at all levels in a company. Since automated vehicles is a new and innovative area, the blank spots need to
Automated vehicles have been under development for many years, but it is still largely unknown how this new technology will impact evolving transportation systems, our social world, and the individuals who live within it and whether such systems ought to
19,450 cyclists were killed on EU roads between 2010 and 2018. Cyclist deaths in the EU are declining eight times more slowly than deaths of motor vehicle occupants. A communicating helmet that send information to other road-users and also receive

Safer – Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre

SAFER is the open research 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.

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