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AI for Vision Zero in Road Safety

Project description

Responsible and impactful AI solutions for road safety

As road traffic fatalities remain a global societal problem, finding effective solutions has become a top priority. Funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the IVORY project will develop AI solutions to enhance road safety. Moreover, it will create scalable AI technologies for proactive infrastructure safety management and user support through AI in vehicle automation. The project is aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal Target 3.6 and the EU Vision Zero strategy. Envisaged outcomes include improved training for researchers and new opportunities for global road safety impact. IVORY places a high priority on ethical AI in road safety for all, including vulnerable groups, and offers efficient solutions along with an online platform for future researchers.


IVORY - ‘AI for Vision Zero in Road Safety’ is an industrial doctorates network aiming to develop a new framework for optimal integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in road safety research, and train a new generation of leading researchers in the field. It addresses the UN Sustainable Development Goals target 3.6 and the EC Vision Zero strategy, of halving traffic fatalities by 2030 and eliminating them by 2050.
IVORY addresses the lack of common understanding of the challenges and opportunities of AI for road safety by means of 4 research goals: it aims to develop (i) responsible, fair and impactful AI for road safety, (ii) new ways of road user support and human-vehicle-environment interaction, (iii) new scalable and equitable AI technologies for proactive infrastructure safety management, (iv) a sustainable knowledge sharing network on AI for road safety.
IVORY outputs will not only provide more robust user support through AI in vehicle automation, but will also allow to responsibly and proactively manage the persistent problems of existing conventional, low-automation transport systems, so that new opportunities for global road safety impact can emerge. Moreover, IVORY takes a design-for-values approach for AI in road safety, operationalising the ethical principles of justice and explainability, and providing efficient AI solutions also for disadvantaged groups (e.g. vulnerable road users, low-to-middle-income countries).
IVORY consists of 4 academic and 6 non-academic beneficiaries, and 12 associated partners, joining from engineering, data science and ethics of technology disciplines, from 11 countries. 13 young researchers will receive high-level doctoral education, industrial exposure, local training, and 8.5 ECTS of network-wide training on key advanced, core and transferable skills.
IVORY will create an on-line learning & networking platform for AI in road safety, to be available after the end of the project for future researchers in this field.


Net EU contribution
€ 503 012,40
2628 CN Delft

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West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Total cost
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Participants (9)

Partners (12)