Project manager
Ingrid Skogsmo
2017-06-01 - 2021-02-28

BRidging gaps for the adoption of Automated VEhicles: The BRAVE project aims to promote an increased confidence in automated vehicles by the society.

The uniqueness of BRAVE is that it is the first project that simulates and proposes pre-validation protocols to ensure safe adoption of automated vehicles at level 3 (this according to the Society of Automotive Engineers' (SAE) corresponds to 'conditional automated driving vehicles of all aspects of the dynamic driving task with the expectation that the human driver will respond appropriately to a request to retake control').

Based on existing prototypes of automated vehicles, BRAVE is performing multidisciplinary research to ensure the needs of the users (drivers), other road users (other drivers and vulnerable road users), and the perspectives of stakeholders (driving instructors, insurance companies, authorities, certifiers, policy makers and regulators), as a key for obtaining viable and market-ready products. The project is investigating and evolving testing and pre-validation protocols, proposing advancements on the regulation and consumer assessment.

Short facts

Project title: BRAVE
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Research area:
Road user behaviour

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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