Full title: Vehicles and VRU Virtual eValuation of Road Safety
In order to set policies for road safety in the coming decades and push for Vision Zero, an accepted and reliable method for the comparison of safety measures for CCAM is needed. Following the Safe System approach, the V4SAFETY method will deal with the safety of all road users, from vulnerable road users to vehicle occupants.
V4SAFETY will provide a prospective safety assessment framework that can handle a large variety of safety measures, ranging from in-vehicle safety technology, infrastructure solutions to regulations that influence road user behaviour. It includes methods to project the results in future scenarios and over EU regions for use by policy makers, authorities and consumer organizations.
To understand differences between studies and to understand the influence of underlying data, assumptions and models, the method provides tools to characterise the influence of the contributing factors and their uncertainties.
The resulting transparency and consistency in simulation-based safety assessment leads to much improved comparability and reliability of safety assessment conclusions.