Our projects

The project will generate new knowledge and new models for interaction design, as well as concrete design concepts for a set of use cases. One of the concepts will also be developed into a more production-ready prototype. The knowledge, design
The aim of MICA2 is to address the safety of the whole overtaking manoeuvre by developing and testing novel active and passive safety systems. Insurance claims databases and crash databases will be analysed to determine the causes and mechanisms behind
Full title: Design Ethnographic Living Labs for Future Urban Mobility – A Human Approach (AHA II). AHA II is based on a previous project, Co-Designing Future Smart Urban Mobility Services – A Human Approach (AHA), in which researchers developed a
Project B-0005 within SAFER's Open Research at AstaZero Program. Purpose and goals The goal of this project is experimental validation of our research in algorithms for traction adaptive motion planning of automated vehicles. The traffic environment is inherently uncertain and
The role of road design to support psychological processing and safe behavior of vulnerable road users at complex intersections: A feasibility study in traffic simulators. Despite being under-represented in the official reports, the number of ill interactions between vulnerable road
This pre-study explores the safety culture in project/companies with autonomous vehicles in operation. Safety need to be acknowledged and exercised at all levels in a company. Since automated vehicles is a new and innovative area, the blank spots need to
SAFER Cycling: from crash avoidance to injury reduction – increased visibility and reduction of injuries by smart clothes and materials In traffic safety, the safety for bicyclist is one of the largest challenges. Bicyclists are nowadays the largest road user
External Interaction Principles for Creating Trust in Heavy Automated Vehicles phase 1 aim to study the external interactions needed in the scenario where AV:s are introduced on public roads with mixed manual and automated traffic, in order to ensure road

Automated vehicles have been under development for many years, but it is still largely unknown how this new technology will impact evolving transportation systems, our social world, and the individuals who live within it and whether such systems ought to
19,450 cyclists were killed on EU roads between 2010 and 2018. Cyclist deaths in the EU are declining eight times more slowly than deaths of motor vehicle occupants. A communicating helmet that send information to other road-users and also receive
Project A-0038 within SAFER's Open Research at AstaZero Program. The improvement of road safety has been defined as a priority for the development of a sustainable society by the United Nations, the European Commission and the Swedish Transport Administration. However,
Scale-up: Crowdsourcing for scaling up evaluation of external interfaces on automated vehicles External interfaces are expected to facilitate safer interactions between automated vehicles (AVs) and other road users. These interfaces are in an early design stage and are, at the
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 DRAMA project develops knowledge within driver activity mapping to improve interaction between semi-automated and automated vehicles and human drivers and passengers - with the overall goal to improve traffic safety and driver/passenger comfort. With correct classifications of what the
Project A-0018 within SAFER's Open Research at AstaZero Program. Driver behavior in highly automated vehicles is mainly explored in driving simulators or at test tracks in experiments that only last for 15-90 min. This limits the ability to explore drivers’
HARMONISE - Safe interaction with different levels of automation Investigate different means to harmonise, simplify, manage and improve how drivers interact with technical systems that automate parts of or all of the dynamic driving task in the vehicle. Design to

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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