Are you looking for the latest research findings within vehicle and traffic safety? At SAFER publication library you'll find most of the SAFER project publications that have been produced since it started in 2006. Here you can also find all our research publications, evaluation reports, annual reports, brochures and other SAFER related publications.
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10 years of SAFER - towards excellence in research and collaboration
A self-assessment report was first published in December 2015 with an update in March 2016, covering 10 years of SAFER. The purpose of this report is to present the effects, outcome, results and achievements of the 10 year investment in SAFER Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre at Chalmers.
It has been an exciting journey where: vehicle safety has taken great steps towards accident avoidance; where vulnerable road user safety has increased in importance; automated driving and transport systems seem within reach; and the Vision Zero is adopted in different shapes all across the globe.
There is plenty written about SAFER and our results already – yearly reports, international evaluations and doctoral theses, all available through our website. These findings will not be repeated in detail in this report but sometimes referred to.
Hopefully, this report will inspire to read more and to share SAFER's belief that curiosity, diversity and openness drive competence and innovation – the collective result of all partner engagement!
The 17 Success Stories describe SAFER's impact and achievements during ten years of research and collaboration.
17 SAFER Success Stories have been created during 2015. Each 1-page success story describes and exemplifies the value of SAFER, the impact and achievements of SAFER on society and its benefits to SAFER's partners. A success story can include all types of results and outcome, quantitative or qualitative. It can describe a project cluster, a person, a method, a recognition, something where SAFER has contributed as a catalyst or leveraged other findings or results.
List of SAFER Success stories, grouped by SAFER's Focus Topics:
Incidents and accidents
Naturalistic Data Platform
Field data analysis platform
Driver state and behaviour
Naturalistic driving data
System Safety through the Combination of HMI and Dependable Systems I and II
Design for accident prevention
Boundary Conditions for Automation (ARV)
CoAct – building competence in active safety and connected vehicles, preparing for automated driving
Vehicular communication research
Methods for evaluation of vehicle and traffic safety
Vehicle Dynamics Competence Area and cooperation around test vehicles
Safety for novel vehicles and vehicle combinations
Fibre reinforced polymer composites in automotive applications
During October 6-7th, 2010, an evaluation of SAFER was conducted by VINNOVA. The Stage 2 covers the three years 2009-04-01 to 2012-03-31.
All together, five evaluators visited SAFER. The scientific experts of the evaluation team, Richard Hanowski and Anne McCartt, addressed matters concerning research strategy, projects, and progress.
In a subsequent meeting, the generalist evaluators, Robert Johnston (Chair), Mary O’Kane and Heidi Dreyer, together with the scientific experts, addressed matters such as organisation and management, finance, interaction between industry partners and the university, and educational activities.
In addition, the whole evaluation team met with 10 PhD students, discussing their background, research topics and experiences in SAFER.
This is the Stage 2 Report, which is written by the centre.
SAFER is the open innovation 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.