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Assessment methodologies for forward looking Integrated Pedestrian and
further extension to Cyclists Safety Systems

Objective

According to the World Health Organisation Global status report on road safety 2009, pedestrians account for more than 19% of road fatalities in the EU-27. It is well known that most accidents with pedestrians are caused by the driver being in alert or misinterpretation of the situation. For that reason advanced forward looking integration safety systems have a high potential to improve safety for this group of road users. These systems combine reduction of impact speed by driver warning and/or autonomous braking with protective devices upon impact.

Previous EU research projects resulted in systems which are gradually entering the market. However, such new systems have to be widely deployed in the marketplace to realise their potential benefits.

The objective of the AsPeCSS project is to contribute towards improving the protection of vulnerable road users, in particular pedestrians and cyclists by developing harmonized test and assessment procedures for forward looking integrated pedestrian safety systems. The outcome of the project will be a suite of tests and assessment methods as input to future regulatory procedures and consumer rating protocols. Implementation of such procedures / protocols will enforce widespread introduction of such systems in the vehicle fleet, resulting in a significant reduction of fatalities (30% pedestrians; 20% cyclists) and seriously injured (50% pedestrians; 20% cyclists) among these vulnerable road users.

Activities are in line with objectives set in the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: “Towards a European road safety area: policy orientations on road safety 2011-2020”. In this communication the Commission proposes to target of halving the overall number of road deaths in the EU by 2020 starting from 2010. To reach this goal, the Commission indicated safety of vulnerable road users to be one of the three main priorities. On a more specific level the use of modern technology, among which Pedestrian Recognition systems, should be promoted.

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2011-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

IDIADA AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY SA
Address
L Albornar
43710 Santa Oliva
Spain
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 301 998
Administrative Contact
Monica Pla (Ms.)

Participants (12)

AUTOLIV DEVELOPMENT AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 97 228
Address
Wallentinsvagen 22
447 83 Vargarda
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christina Hafström (Ms.)
BUNDESANSTALT FUER STRASSENWESEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 372 066
Address
Bruederstrasse 53
51427 Bergisch Gladbach
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hildegard Behr-Greinert (Ms.)
BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 212 283
Address
Petuelring 130
80809 Muenchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christian Gruber (Mr.)
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 138 437
Address
Robert-bosch-platz 1
70839 Gerlingen-schillerhoehe
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sandra Lehmann (Ms.)
HUMANETICS EUROPE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 182 932
Address
Im Breitspiel 6
69126 Heidelberg
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paul Lemmen (Mr.)
PSA AUTOMOBILES SA
France
EU contribution
€ 97 873
Address
2/10 Boulevard De L'europe
78300 Poissy
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frédérick Getton (Dr.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 204 795
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Margriet Van Schijndel (Ms.)
TOYOTA MOTOR EUROPE NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 162 028
Address
Bourgetlaan 60
1140 Brussel
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Philippe Ochs (Mr.)
TRL LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 261 661
Address
Crowthorne House Nine Mile Ride
RG40 3GA Wokingham
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Brenda Watterson (Ms.)
ZF AUTOMOTIVE GERMANY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 122 142
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Industriestrasse 20
73553 Alfdorf
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Swen Schaub (Dr.)
UNIRESEARCH BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 132 320
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Delftechpark 37 J
2628 XJ Delft
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cor Van Der Zweep (Mr.)
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 80 568
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Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Adrian Zlocki (Dr.)