Our projects

The purpose of this pre-study is to contribute to a safer transport system by exploring new research avenues for the design of the increasing number of automated vehicles. This pre-study aims to explore how the embodied cognition (EC) approach can
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving (AD) are progressing towards higher speeds and more complex dynamic scenarios, where the on-board sensor systems may not be sufficient to provide adequate awareness of traffic situation for accurate and timely situation
With the help of data from Hövding helmets in traffic, the researchers intends to investigate the possibilities of predicting where, and when, accidents are likely to occur. By combining the data from accelerations and GPS information collected by connected Hövding
The development and application of automated driving technology has shown a great potential in improving traffic safety and traffic efficiency. It will bring tremendous impact and subversive changes to the operating mode of the entire traffic system. It will also
Heavy Automated Vehicle Operation Center (HAVOC) - Requirements and HMI design This project addresses a portion of numerous human behavior challenges identified in a recent SAFER-prestudy (Human factors related to remote control of automated heavy vehicles). The aim is to


CO2 effects on driver state and driving performance Recent studies suggest that moderate CO2 levels (1000<5000 ppm), may affect negatively human state and performance. Since these levels have been commonly found inside of standard vehicles, their effects on driver state
The project will develop knowledge about the cause of traffic accidents with elderly drivers (65+), which has a direct impact on reducing traffic accidents and strive towards vision zero. The project will focus on accident circumstances, driver diagnoses & medications
AI Powered Awareness for Traffic Safety (Swedish title: AI-förstärkt lägesbild för ökad trafiksäkerhet) The purpose of the project is to establish a strong project-based collaboration between Singapore and Sweden in the Smart Mobility domain with the aim to investigate and

Driver fatigue is a major cause of car accidents, and the prevention of fatigue is a major goal in the automotive industry. To reach the goal of zero traffic-accident fatalities, developing innovative solutions to prevent fatigue is a key objective.
The main concern for this task force is the health of research persons and test persons and own personnel in the use of driving simulators, VR studios, vehicles or similar test facilities. We all are aware of our corporate responsibility
Project B-0011 within SAFER's Open Research at AstaZero Purpose and goals The purpose of the project is to test, validate and demonstrate a control algorithm for overtaking scenarios in highway driving where a self-driving vehicle (AV) needs to pass 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
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

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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