PROSPECT - Proactive Safety for Pedestrians and Cyclists

Project manager
Jordanka Kovaceva
2015-05-01 - 2018-10-01

PROSPECT is an EU project in the framework programme Horizon 2020, aimed at improving the protection of vulnerable road users (VRUs) with an emphasis on the two groups with the largest shares of fatalities: cyclists and pedestrians. The project will consider all relevant VRU traffic scenarios, with a special focus on urban environments, where the large majority of VRU accidents occur. PROSPECT focuses on active safety solutions, i.e. where vehicle-based sensing (i.e. video, radar) is used to survey the vehicle surroundings and where the vehicle acts actively in case of a pending critical traffic situation with a VRU (i.e. driver warning, vehicle braking/steering). PROSPECT aims to significantly improve the effectiveness of active VRU safety systems compared to those currently on the market. The project will cover the entire spectrum of in-depth accident analysis, naturalistic observations, sensor processing, modelling and situation analysis, human-machine interface (HMI), driver warning and vehicle control, testing equipment, functional tests, user acceptance, and benefit/effectiveness estimation.

Short facts

Project title: PROSPECT - Proactive Safety for Pedestrians and Cyclists
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Road user behaviour
Chalmers, VTI Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, Volvo Car Corporation
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Project publications

Paper submitted in Oct 2017 to the FISITA 2018 world congress (under review)
Aparicio A, Cieślik I, Kovaceva J, Bálint A, Wisch M, Bräutigan J, Gohl I, Stoll J
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This report provides an overview and an in-depth understanding of the characteristics of road traffic crashes involving vehicles (here focussing on passenger cars) and vulnerable road users (VRUs, i.e. pedestrians, cyclists, riders of mopeds, e-bikes or
Wisch M, Lerner M, Schneider A, Juhász J, Glász A, Kovaceva J, Bálint A, Lindman M
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The presence and performance of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) has increased over last years. Systems available on the market address also conflicts with vulnerable road users (VRUs) such as pedestrians and cyclists. Within the European
Marcus Wisch, Markus Lerner, Jordanka Kovaceva, András Bálint, Irene Gohl, Anja Schneider, János Juhász, Magdalena Lindman
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