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Horizontal Project for the Evaluation of Safety

Objective

The objective of the project is to provide a framework for safety evaluation of ATT implementation within DRIVE II and to integrate safety evaluation results that come out of the different pilot projects. The project will cover both Man-Machine Interaction (i.e. usability) and Traffic Safety (i.e. the overall safety effect of the system in actual operation). A special investigation will also be elaborated in the project on the safety aspects of improving roads of low standards by implementing ATT systems.

The overall technical approach of the project consists of simultaneous and integrated work in the two main areas mentioned above. The two work areas have common workpackages (COM 1-6), which means that the work is carried out simultaneously, for MMI and Traffic Safety areas. The areas are integrated by the Core Team.

The first year concerns the prepatory phase of the horizontal safety evaluation. The evaluation work itself is carried out by the pilot projects themselves in the second and third year. The final task for the project is to integrate and generalize the results both in the two main areas and for pilot projects.

Key Issues

to scan the descriptions of the ATT systems to be tested in the pilot projects carried out within DRIVE in order to ensure that the framework fits the existing systems
to elaborate a framework for prospective and retrospective safety analysis
to operationalise the concepts and methods mentioned above for field trials
to give common advice on the safety evaluation of pilot projects
to draw conclusions regarding the teorethical framework, the methodology and specifically the safety effects of ATT systems tested.

Expected Achievements

The achievements of the first year are the same as expected. The second and third year should concentrate on the implementation of the evaluation frameworks, on actual safety evaluations and on the integration of their results.

Expected Impact The framework that is going to be elaborated within the project is expected to improve the quality of the foreseen self-evaluation carried out by the pilot projects and strengthen the influence of the safety aspects on ATT development and implementation.

Coordinator

SWEDISH NATIONAL ROAD ADMINISTRATION
Address
15,Hemvarnsgatan
17104 Solna
Sweden

Participants (16)

Centro Studi sui Sistemi di Trasporto SpA (CSST)
Italy
Address
Via Sallustiana 26
00187 Roma
DEPT OF TRAFFIC PLANNING & ENGINEERING
Sweden
Address

22100 Lund
FACTUM SOCIOLOGY/PSYCHOLOGY
Austria
Address
6/8,Danhausergasse
1040 Wien
Institut National de Recherche sur les Transports et leur Sécurité (INRETS)
France
Address
2 Avenue Du Général Malleret-joinville
94114 Arcueil
Institut National de Recherche sur les Transports et leur Sécurité (INRETS)
France
Address
109 Avenue Salvador Allende
69675 Bron
SAAB AUTOMOBILE AB/CHALMERS UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address
Chalmers Teknik Park
41288 Gothenburg
SWOV-INST FOR ROAD SAFETY RESEARCH
Netherlands
Address

2260 AD Leidschendam
TECHN. RES. CENTRE OF FINLAND
Finland
Address
11A,itatuulenkuja
02100 Espoo
TNO INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
Netherlands
Address

2600 JA Delft
Technische Universität München
Germany
Address
Arcisstraße 21
80333 München
Technischer Überwachungsverein Rheinland eV
Germany
Address
Am Grauen Stein
5000 Köln
Technischer Überwachungsverein Rheinland eV
Germany
Address
Am Grauen Stein
51105 Köln
Transport Research Laboratory (TRL)
United Kingdom
Address
Old Wokingham Road
RG11 6AU Crowthorne
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK
Ireland
Address

Cork
UNIVERSITY OF GRONINGEN
Netherlands
Address

9750 AB Haren
University of Leeds
United Kingdom
Address
37 University Road
LS2 9JT Leeds