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Integrated system for safe transportation of children to school

Objective

Between 1994 and 2001, 361 children were injured or killed during transportation to/from their school in Sweden, whereas 455 were killed or injured in Austria only in 2007 and 97 were killed in Italy in 2005. In a single school bus accident in Greece in 2003, 20 children lost their lives. Different as the above numbers may be, they all tell us one thing: Crashes involving school buses and crashes involving children traveling from/to school, are far from negligible and require further efforts to be drastically reduced.

SAFEWAY2SCHOOL aims to design, develop, integrate and evaluate technologies for providing a holistic and safe transportation service for children, from their home door to the school door and vice versa, encompassing tools, services and training for all key actors in the relevant transportation chain. These include optimal route planning and rerouting for school buses to maximize safety, on-board safety applications (i.e. for speed control and seat belts), “intelligent” bus stops, effective warning and information systems for bus drivers, children, parents and the surrounding traffic; as well as training schemes for all actors. The project innovative systems, services and training schemes will be tested in 4 sites Europewide, including North (Sweden), Central (Austria), South (Italy) and Eastern (Poland) Europe; to evaluate their usability, efficiency, user acceptance and market viability; taking into account the very different children’s transportation to/from school systems across the different European regions as well as key cultural and socio-economic aspects.

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2008-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

STATENS VAG- OCH TRANSPORTFORSKNINGSINSTITUT
Address
Olaus Magnus Vaeg 35
58195 Linkoeping
Sweden
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 373 497
Administrative Contact
Anna Anund (Ms.)

Participants (14)

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 280 337,50
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Evangelos Bekiaris (Dr.)
Amparo Solutions AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 334 478,80
Address
Gruvgatan 8
42130 Vastra Frolunda
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Leon Nilsson (Mr.)
Fleetech AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 213 065,60
Address
Smedjegatan 6
13134 Nacka
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jens Werner (Mr.)
KURATORIUM FUER VERKEHRSSICHERHEIT
Austria
EU contribution
€ 216 699,50
Address
Schleiergasse 18
1100 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria-Luise Fertner (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MODENA E REGGIO EMILIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 166 390
Address
Via Universita 4
41121 Modena
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eugenio Dragoni (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 228 720
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Harald Widlroither (Mr.)
SWARCO MIZAR SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 162 240
Address
Via Nizza 262/57
10126 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ana Maria Otermin (Ms.)
INSTYTUT TRANSPORTU SAMOCHODOWEGO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 163 960
Address
Ul. Jagiellonska 80
03-301 Warszawa
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Maria Dabrowska-Loranc (Ms.)
Internationales Institut fur Informations-Design
Austria
EU contribution
€ 98 440,80
Address
Palffygasse 27/17
1170 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Peter Simlinger (Mr.)
CONNCEPT SWISS GMBH

Participation ended

Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 26 258,50
Address
St Johanns-vorstadt 17
4056 Basel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alexander Bullinger (Dr.)
LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 139 213,60
Address
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ann Holmlid (Ms.)
MAELARDALENS HOEGSKOLA
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 149 653
Address
Hogskoleplan 1
721 23 Vasteras
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gunnar Widforss (Mr.)
TRAFIKVERKET - TRV
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 121 363,70
Address
Roda Vagen 1
781 89 Borlange
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ann-Sofie Atterbrand (Ms.)
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DES TRANSPORTS, DE L'AMENAGEMENT ET DES RESEAUX
France
EU contribution
€ 90 320
Address
Boulevard Isaac Newton 14 Cite Descartes 14-20
77447 Marne La Vallee Cedex 2
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Annie Pauzié (Dr.)