Our projects

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
In this study, our researchers from VTI, Volvo and TØI will investigate the safety culture of companies that handle automated vehicles. Existing studies indicate a close relationship between safety culture and safety outcomes. However, the role of safety culture in
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
Application for Automated Design & Optimisation of Vehicle Ergonomics (ADOPTIVE) aims at studying physical vehicle user interaction and develop methodology for advanced vehicle ergonomics analyses within simulation tools. The ADOPTIVE project will focus on assessment and optimisation of vehicle interior
BRidging gaps for the adoption of Automated VEhicles: The BRAVE project aims to promote an increased confidence in automated vehicles by the society. The uniqueness of BRAVE is that it is the first project that simulates and proposes pre-validation protocols
Autonomous vehicles need to be industrialized in high volumes in the not so far future. These vehicles w ill need to be flexible tow ards incorporating updated control algorithms at a high pace; as soon as there are improvements in

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,
Project A-0037 within SAFER's Open Research at AstaZero Program. Test time and resources at AstaZero has been granted to RISE Viktoria for activities associated with the SEBRA project ( https://www.saferresearch.com/node/2184 ). The purpose of the project is to help bring
Project A-0035 within SAFER's Open Research at AstaZero Program. The goal of this project is to validate the motion planning framework for automated urban driving in a real vehicle. The framework is based on Search-based optimal motion planning (SBOMP) with
Project A-0034 within SAFER's Open Research at AstaZero Program. The SALI project aims at implementing and testing an open software engineering solution to integrate self-* capabilities such self-healing, self-optimization and self-improvement to self-driving vehicles for responding to runtime challenging factors
Project A-0033 within SAFER's Open Research at AstaZero Program. The goal of this project is to design test scenarios, including associated tasks, that are as realistic and prototypical as possible, for use in ambulance simulator trials. The purpose is to
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

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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