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Traffic accident causation in Europe

Objective

The Integrated Safety programme and the eSafety initiative stress that the development of ITS must be preceded by a scientific accident analysis encompassing two main issues:
-The assessment of the most promosing solutions that can assist any road users in a normal or in an emergency situation or, as a last resort, mitigate the violence of crashes and protect vehicle occupants, pedestrians and two-wheelers.
- The continuous updating of causes of road accidents and injuries.

The objective of TRACE is to provide the scientific community, the stakeholders, the suppliers and the public with an overview of the road accident causation issues in Europe based on the analysis of any and all current available databases which include accident, injury, insurance, medical and exposure data (including driver behaviour in normal driving conditions). The idea is to identify, characterise and quantify the nature of risk factors, groups at risk, specific conflict driving situations & accident situations; it will help to estimate the safety benefits of a selection of technology-based safety functions.

Outcomes are essentially reports. Consequently, TRACE is divided into 3 series of workpackages (+ management): OPERATIONAL WP's (Road Users - Types of driving & accident situations, risk factors - Evaluation of the effectivness of safety functions in terms of expected (or observed) accidents avoided and lives saved): three different research angles for the definition and the characterisation of accident causation factors and the evaluation of the benefits of safety functions.

METHODOLOGIES WP's (Analysis of Human Factors - Statistical Methods - Determination of Safety Functions): improvement of the methods presently used in accident analysis and transfer of these improvements to the operational workpackages. DATA SUPPLY WP's: preparation and delivery of the data tables constituted from various European data sources to the operational workpackages, for analysis.

Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

GROUPEMENT D'INTERET ECONOMIQUE DE RECHERCHES ET D'ETUDES PSA RENAULT
Address
Avenue De La Grande Armee 75
75116 Paris
France

Participants (15)

AZT AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
Germany
Address
Muenchenerstrasse 89
85737 Ismaning
BUNDESANSTALT FUER STRASSENWESEN
Germany
Address
Bruederstrasse 53
51427 Bergisch Gladbach
CENTRUM DOPRAVNIHO VYZKUMU, V.V.I.
Czechia
Address
Lisenska 33A
636 00 Brno
ELASIS S.C.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Ex Aeroporto Sn
80038 Pomigliano D'arco (Napoli)
FUNDACION CIDAUT
Spain
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Boecillo, Parcela 209
47151 Boecillo, Valladolid
IDIADA AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY SA
Spain
Address
L'albomar
43710 Santa Oliva (Tarragona)
INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE VERKEHRS UND TOURISMUSFORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Kreuzaeckerstrasse 15
74081 Heilbronn
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE SUR LES TRANSPORTS ET LEUR SECURITE
France
Address
2, Avenue Du General Malleret-joinville
94114 Arcueil
LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Ashby Road
LE11 3TU Loughborough, Leicestershire
LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
Address
Geschwister-scholl-platz 1
Muenchen
NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH (TNO)
Netherlands
Address
Schoemakerstraat 97
Delft
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG
Germany
Address
Pockelstrasse 14
38106 Braunschweig
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS
Greece
Address
Rion Patras
26500 Patras
VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Address
Berliner Ring 2
D-38440 Wolfsburg