Our projects

Purpose: Recent studies (Victor, T. et al, 2018) has suggested that the automation/automated driving systems should be either (i) clearly designed as assistance systems and the driver understands it is an assistance system (i.e. ADAS), (ii) robustly designed as fully-automated
Project A-0049 within SAFER's Open Research at AstaZero Program. The goal of this study is to asses novel external interfaces for automated vehicles in a controlled experiment at AstaZero and then to compare these results with the results from the
Mediating between Driver and Intelligent Automated Transport system on our roads (MEDIATOR) proposes an intelligent ‘mediating’ support system for road transport, enabling safe, realtime switching between human driver and system. It will constantly evaluate driving context, driver state and vehicle
Drive2theFuture aims to prepare “drivers”, travelers and vehicle operators of the future to accept and use connected, cooperative and automated transport modes and the industry of these technologies to understand and meet their needs and wants. To achieve this, it
Safety and ease-of-use assessment of new electric vehicles for personal mobility (e-PMVs) in urban environment (Safe-ePMVs) The move towards a future sustainable transport system requires new transport solutions that are at the same time easy-to-use and safe. Among the new
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
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

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. The purpose of the project is to help bring active safety to bicyclists by way of investigating how consequences of collisions between bicycles and other vehicles can be reduced using radar
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
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
Project A-0031 within SAFER's Open Research at AstaZero Program. The aim of the study is to investigate how drivers adapt to steering automation and how control is taken back when the steering automation fails. The current research is novel in
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

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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