Project manager
Astrid Linder
2018-06-01 - 2022-05-31

VIRTUAL: Open Access Virtual Testing Protocols for Enhanced Road User Safety
The overall objective is to improve the safety of urban road users by providing procedures and open access tools to assess the benefit of novel safety systems. The goal is to establish a European based global hub for Open Source Virtual Testing freely accessible on the internet and to demonstrate its success in traffic safety. Open Source Human Body Models (OS HBM) of both men and women will be developed in a format that is scalable to represent all different ages and sizes for both car occupants, vulnerable road users and users of public transport.

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Project title: VIRTUAL
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Research area:
Human body protection

Project publications

Tens of millions are annually injured in Road Traffic Accidents (RTAs) worldwide, while the estimated number of RTA fatalities amounted to 1.35 million in 2016. In Europe, car occupants hold the largest share (48%) of fatalities
Alexandros Leledakis
Published in
Chalmers University of Technology
Year of publication
Vehicle safety is a topic which is present in our daily lives. To reduce the number of casualties regulations and consumer ratings exist that enforce or encourage defined safety levels for vehicles on our roads. As
Christian Kleinbach
Published in
Schriften aus dem Institut für Technische und Numerische Mechanik der Universität Stuttgart
Year of publication

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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