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Priorities for Road Safety Research in Europe

Objective

In spite of all improvements in European road safety, almost 100 people are killed and about 40,000 get injured on European roads each day. The progress made so far is to a large extent based on intensive, publicly funded road safety research activities. While many “low-hanging fruits” in road safety have already been picked, a multitude of more specific research issues remains. With ICT opening up an enormous potential for new integrated safety applications, the research area of road safety is becoming broader and broader with the risk of diluting efforts.

As a result of the political focus on the greening and electrification of road transport, the focus of European road transport research funding has moved away from safety topics increasing the need to identify those safety research topics which public money will be invested in most efficiently.

Therefore, PROS is to establish a pan-European network to develop commonly agreed priorities in road safety research and overcome the current fragmentation in relevant stakeholder groups. This network will follow an integrated approach covering human, vehicle and infrastructure aspects and all phases from pre-ventive to post-crash safety.

The PROS concept starts from the identification of future safety research needs based on a review of future societal scenarios as well as existing research activities, agendas and roadmaps. These research needs will be subject to a transparent prioritisation and roadmapping process with maximum involvement of key stakeholders. The outcomes will be widely disseminated together with identified success stories to all interested parties. Following an iterative optimisation, the whole process will be ready for the long-term continuation of activities in a pan-European multi-stakeholder network.

Due to maximum stakeholder involvement, PROS will achieve a substantial impact in increasing the return on investment in road safety research by providing commonly-agreed priorities to focus on.

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2012-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

FKA GMBH
Address
Steinbachstrasse 7
52074 Aachen
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 110 918
Administrative Contact
Peter Urban (Dr.)

Participants (11)

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 70 298
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Daniel Selin (Mr.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 68 652
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Margriet Van Schijndel-De Nooij (Mrs.)
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 107 267
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Onida (Dr.)
DAIMLER AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 52 631
Address
Mercedesstrasse 137
70327 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Wolfgang Schoenlen (Mr.)
FORD-WERKE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 49 755
Address
Henry Ford Strasse 1
50735 Koln
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bernd E. Gottselig (Dr.)
AUTOLIV DEVELOPMENT AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 45 863
Address
Wallentinsvagen 22
447 83 Vargarda
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jan Olsson (Mr.)
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 71 281
Address
Robert-bosch-platz 1
70839 Gerlingen-schillerhoehe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christina Kolbe (Ms.)
EUROPEAN ROAD TRANSPORT TELEMATICSIMPLEMENTATION COORDINATION ORGANISATION - INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT SYSTEMS & SERVICES EUROPE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 48 685
Address
Avenue Louise 326
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maxime Flament (Dr.)
LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 43 205
Address
Ashby Road
LE11 3TU Loughborough
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rayns Mark (Mr.)
EUROPEAN UNION ROAD FEDERATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 44 559
Address
Place Stephanie 6B
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Konstandinos Diamandouros (Mr.)
RESEAU POUR LA SECURITE INTEGREE ASSOCIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 83 843
Address
Avenue Francois Mitterrand 25
69500 Bron
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Philippe Vezin (Mr.)