FICA 2 - Factors Influencing the Causation of Accidents and Incidents

Project manager
Håkan Gustavsson
Period
2006-01-01 - 2010-01-01

FICA stands for Factors Influencing the Causation of Accidents and incidents. FICA is a national research project that through studies of accidents and incidents aims at identifying factors that influence the occurrence of accidents in traffic. This will form the basis for the development of new technical systems to prevent the occurrence of collisions, so called active safety systems.

Short facts

Project title: FICA 2 - Factors Influencing the Causation of Accidents and Incidents
Project type:
Research area:
Safety performance evaluation
Partner(s):
Chalmers, Linköping University, Volvo Car Corporation, (Saab), AB Volvo, Trafiverket (the Swedish Transport Administration, Autoliv
Period:
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Project publications

Inattention or distraction among drivers are frequent causes of intersection crashes and of collisions between bicycles and motorized vehicles. This is shown by analyses of data from in-depth studies of fatal road crashes for the years
Author(s)
Juned Akhtar, Mikael Ljung Aust, Rickard J. Eriksson, Helen Fagerlind, Alene Høye, Ross Phillips, Fridulv Sagberg
Year of publication
2010
Project
Analysis of Accidents and Dangerous Incidents in Transport: Method Development and Opportunities for Learning
To define pre-crash scenarios for evaluation of active safety functions, data from crash investigations is often used. Typical data sources include official databases with police reported crashes (macroscopic data) and in-depth case studies (microscopic data). Macroscopic
Author(s)
Mikael Ljung Aust
Published in
"Accident Analysis and Prevention", 42 ( 4 ) p. 1172-1183
Year of publication
2010
Project
FICA 2 - Factors Influencing the Causation of Accidents and Incidents
Active safety functions intended to prevent vehicle crashes are becoming increasingly prominent in traffic safety. Successful evaluation of their effects needs to be based on a conceptual framework, i.e. agreed-upon concepts and principles for defining evaluation
Author(s)
Mikael Ljung Aust, Johan Engström
Published in
"Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science", 12 ( 1 ) p. 44-65
Year of publication
2011
Project
FICA 2 - Factors Influencing the Causation of Accidents and Incidents
Accident analysis studies have consistently identified attention-related failures as key factors behind road crashes. However, less is known about how such failures lead to accidents. Traditionally, one reason for this knowledge gap has been a lack
Author(s)
Johan Engström
Year of publication
2011
Project
FICA 2 - Factors Influencing the Causation of Accidents and Incidents
Intersection crashes are a major traffic problem. Greater knowledge of causation is required in order to prevent them with the implementation of active safety measures. Causation charts were aggregated to establish whether common patterns of interlinked
Author(s)
Jesper Sandin
Published in
"Accident Analysis and Prevention", 41 ( 3 ) p. 624-632
Year of publication
2009
Project
FICA 2 - Factors Influencing the Causation of Accidents and Incidents

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