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Vehicle, road, tyre and electronic control systems interaction: increasing vehicle active safety by means of a fully integrated model for behaviour prediction in potentially dangerous situations (VERTEC)

Objective

Transport system safety is clearly one of the most important social problems, involving a lot of items as road, tyre and vehicle design. The proposed RTD Project faces the problem of Land Transport Safety aiming to improve Vehicle Active Safety by developing an integrated model for the simulation of the full system road-tyre-vehicle-driver in the most dangerous situations (presence of water, ice, snow, etc.), with special focus on the representation of HGV (Heavy Goods Vehicle) and the most advanced Vehicle Electronic Control Systems. These two items can be clearly seen as currently critical for the reduction of road deaths, since about 25-30 % of all road fatalities in Europe involve trucks and Electronic Systems are now becoming a global commodity. Such an integrated simulation environment will make possible to detect and rank the most dangerous situations and to define guidelines for the faster development of new safer products.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

PIRELLI PNEUMATICI SPA
Address
Viale Sarca 222
20126 Milano
Italy

Participants (10)

CENTRE D'ETUDES TECHNIQUES DE L'EQUIPEMENT DE LYON
France
Address
25 Avenue Francois Mitterrand
69674 Bron
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT S.C.P.A.
Italy
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
HELSINKI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Finland
Address
Puumiehenkuja 5A
02015 Hut
LUCAS VARITY GMBH
Germany
Address
Carl-spaeter-strasse 8
56070 Koblenz
NOKIAN TYRES PLC.
Finland
Address
Pirkkalaistie 7
37101 Nokia
PORSCHE AG
Germany
Address
Porschestrasse
71287 Weissach
SWEDISH NATIONAL ROAD AND TRANSPORT RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Sweden
Address
Olaus Magnus Väg 37
Linköping
TRL LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Crowthorne House Nine Mile Ride, Wokingham Berkshi
RG40 3GA Finchampstead
UNIVERSITY OF FLORENCE
Italy
Address
Via Santa Marta 3
50139 Firenze
VOLVO TRUCKS CORPORATION
Sweden
Address
Ab3
40508 Goeteborg