Our projects

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.
The purpose of this pre-study is to contribute to a safer transport system by exploring new research avenues for the design of the increasing number of automated vehicles. This pre-study aims to explore how the embodied cognition (EC) approach can
With the help of data from Hövding helmets in traffic, the researchers intends to investigate the possibilities of predicting where, and when, accidents are likely to occur. By combining the data from accelerations and GPS information collected by connected Hövding
The development and application of automated driving technology has shown a great potential in improving traffic safety and traffic efficiency. It will bring tremendous impact and subversive changes to the operating mode of the entire traffic system. It will also
Heavy Automated Vehicle Operation Center (HAVOC) - Requirements and HMI design This project addresses a portion of numerous human behavior challenges identified in a recent SAFER-prestudy (Human factors related to remote control of automated heavy vehicles). The aim is to


CO2 effects on driver state and driving performance Recent studies suggest that moderate CO2 levels (1000<5000 ppm), may affect negatively human state and performance. Since these levels have been commonly found inside of standard vehicles, their effects on driver state

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving (AD) are progressing towards higher speeds and more complex dynamic scenarios, where the on-board sensor systems may not be sufficient to provide adequate awareness of traffic situation for accurate and timely situation
Project B-0012 within SAFER's Open Research at AstaZero Program. Goals and Purposes The goal of this project is to evaluate crucial experimental properties and data collection configurations for establishing a safety dataset that can be used for AI training and
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.
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
Project B-0011 within SAFER's Open Research at AstaZero Purpose and goals The purpose of the project is to test, validate and demonstrate a control algorithm for overtaking scenarios in highway driving where a self-driving vehicle (AV) needs to pass a
Project B-0005 within SAFER's Open Research at AstaZero Program. Purpose and goals The goal of this project is experimental validation of our research in algorithms for traction adaptive motion planning of automated vehicles. The traffic environment is inherently uncertain and
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

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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