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The potential socio-economic impacts of introducing intelligent safety systems - call for tenders

The European Commission has published a call for tenders for an exploratory study on the potential socio-economic impacts of the introduction of intelligent safety systems in road vehicles. The contract will involve: - taking stock of the available material on the specific ...

The European Commission has published a call for tenders for an exploratory study on the potential socio-economic impacts of the introduction of intelligent safety systems in road vehicles. The contract will involve: - taking stock of the available material on the specific subject and identifying existing gaps; - developing a methodology to assess the potential impact of intelligent road (vehicle) safety systems in Europe, considering 2010 and 2020 as the target years for the short and medium term; this methodology should also account for the impact of combined systems (fusion of sensors, integration and use of multiple active safety systems together); - providing the parameters/factors for estimating the socio-economic benefits which can be obtained due to the reduction of fatalities, injuries and property damage accidents resulting from the introduction of intelligent road (vehicle) safety systems; such parameters should include both internal costs (such as improved journey times, reduced congestion, infrastructure and operating costs) and external costs (environmental impacts, medical care costs, etc.); - providing a framework for exploring likely market deployment scenarios for intelligent road (vehicle) safety systems - including equipped versus non-equipped vehicle fleet considerations- and for delivering well justified estimates of expected benefits and costs per likely scenario, with the emphasis on technologies and systems which hold the most promise.For further information, please contact: European Commission Antonios Barbas BU31, 5/17 B-1049 Brussels Tel +32-2 296 3436 Fax +32-2 296 9548 To see the full details of the call, please consult the following web address: http://ted.publications.eu.int/static/doccur/en/en/207496-2003.htm