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InDeV: In-Depth understanding of accident causation for Vulnerable road users

Objetivo

The InDeV project addresses the second bullet point of the topic MG.3.4. i.e. “… in-depth understanding of road accident causation…”. The main objective of the project is to develop a tool-box for in-depth analysis of accident causation for Vulnerable Road Users (VRU) based on a combined use of accident databases, in-depth accident investigations, surrogate safety indicators, self-reported accidents and naturalistic behavioural data. The tool-box will help to link accident causation factors to VRUs’ accident risk, and provide a solid basis for developing preventive countermeasures and a better input for socio-economic cost calculations of VRU accidents. The proposed approach is to reveal the causational factors by focusing on the process of accident development, thus overcoming the main weakness of the traditional accident data based approach that might find correlations between various factors and accident frequency, but not show the causation chains. It will also employ, to a larger extent, observation of critical traffic events that are similar in process to real accidents, but are relatively more frequent and easier to collect in sufficient quantities. The InDeV project includes the following steps: i) review of methods and identification of the critical sites and road user groups; ii) observation studies at the selected sites; iii) development of technical tools for automated behaviour data collection; iv) analysis of the socio-economical costs; v) compilation of the project results and development of the safety analyst tool-box. The project has a clear focus on VRUs and the course of events in accidents they get injured in. It will provide solid knowledge, help to avoid a skewed view on the problem of VRUs’ safety, and facilitate the proposed tailor-made countermeasures for these groups. Moreover, with the use of surrogate safety indicators, there will be no need to wait for accidents to happen in order to learn how to prevent them from happening.

Ámbito científico

  • /ciencias naturales/informática y ciencias de la información/base de datos

Convocatoria de propuestas

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Régimen de financiación

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Coordinador

LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Dirección
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Suecia
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Aportación de la UE
€ 1 644 000

Participantes (8)

AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Dinamarca
Aportación de la UE
€ 1 298 750
Dirección
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT HASSELT
Bélgica
Aportación de la UE
€ 594 375
Dirección
Martelarenlaan 42
3500 Hasselt
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CORPORATION DE L ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE DE MONTREAL ASSOCIATION
Canadá
Aportación de la UE
€ 0
Dirección
Blvd Edouard Montpetit 2900
H3T 1J4 Montreal
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BUNDESANSTALT FUER STRASSENWESEN
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 504 375
Dirección
Bruederstrasse 53
51427 Bergisch Gladbach
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Países Bajos
Aportación de la UE
€ 311 000
Dirección
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
INGENIERIA DE TRAFICO SL
España
Aportación de la UE
€ 317 500
Dirección
Diputacio 211 Entresol
Barcelona
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA
Polonia
Aportación de la UE
€ 230 000
Dirección
Plac Politechniki 1
00 661 Warszawa
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TRANSPORTOKONOMISK INSTITUTT
Noruega
Aportación de la UE
€ 0
Dirección
Gaustadalleen 21
0349 Oslo
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations