Our projects

This CTS project will develop new methods for evaluating the safety and traffic flow impact when autonomous vehicles mix withmanually driven vehicle. Comparisons between Swedish and Chinese road conditions will be studied, data is to be collected in China and
This CTS project targets the need to develop tools to improve VRU protection in traffic that can support conditions in Europe an and Asian traffic conditions, including research in Sweden as well as China. The approach includes the aspects of
Whiplash Associated Disorder (WAD) is the most common and costly traffic injury. It can result in long lasting and debilitating pain in the neck region, but there is a serious lack of established and effective diagnosis and treatment. Recent developments
SEnsor for Bicycle’s impRoved Awareness (SEBRA) will identify the most relevant traffic safety related use-cases that involve bicycles. Then, a radar-based safety system for bicycles is developed with both sensors and human interface. Finally, the system is evaluated in relevant
The complete name of the project is ”Pelvis and spine injury predicting models for women and men in a variety of sitting postures in future autonomous cars”. The project is called "I-HBM4", since it is the fourth phase in the
Harmonised European Solutions for Testing Automated Road Transport (HEADSTART) will define testing and validation procedures of functions including its key enabling technologies (i.e. communication, cyber-security, positioning) by cross-linking of all test instances such as simulation, proving ground and real-world field
Aligning Research and innovation for Connected and Automated Driving in Europe (ARCADE) is the continuation of CARTRE (SAFER project performed between 2016-2018) with the mission to coordinate consensus-building across stakeholders for sound and harmonized deployment of Connected, Cooperative and Automated
Safe mobility on a bicycle for sustainable aging (SAMÖ) will identify factors that make the elderly choose the cycle before other means of transport to a greater extent. The project will also contribute to marketing of bicycles that are better

The FFI project CompMethGlass II (Computational Method for laminated Glass in crashes) aims to 1) develop material models for PVB and adhesive joints and 2) develop a methodology for predicting failure in the area of adhesive material in the glass
The EU project SENIORS (Safety Enhanced Innovations for Older Road userS) aims to improve the safe mobility of the elderly, including obese, using an integrated approach and real-based knowledge that includes the main modes of transport as well as the
Human body models (HBM) are and will be even more essential to develop advanced restraints. Current versions of the HBM call for additional developments including improved HBM kinematics and interactions with restraints, but especially the capabilities of the HBM to
Pedestrian fatalities comprise a significant portion of total traffic fatalities. The head is the body region with highest risk of fatality. Past research has found that head impact velocity with the vehicle structure and impaq location on the vehicle influence
The aim of the project is to construct injury risk curves for the prediction of WAD for the BioRID ATD using existing BioRID II tests data and insurance data. Insurance data from rear-end accidents, with available accident recorder and injury
World-wide, vehicle safety experts agree that significant further reductions in fatalities and injury numbers could be achieved by deploying appropriate passive (or crash) safety strategies. The FP6 APROSYS Integrated Project answers to this call by development and introduction of critical
Thoracic injuries are one of the dominant causes for fatalities and injuries in car crashes today. The tools available today for studying these injuries are not up to par with the latest implementation of restraint systems and airbags. The THORAX

Safer – Vehicle and Traffic Safety 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.

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