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MOTOrcycle Rider Integrated SafeTy

Objective

Powered Two Wheelers (PTWs) are an efficient and flexible transport system and their use is beneficial especially in the more and more congested European cities. Unfortunately the PTW riders are exposed to a high risk of becoming a victim in a crash mainly due to the difficulty to control a PTW under all circumstances but also due to limited conspicuity. In addition when PTW riders are crash victims limited protection is offered to prevent injuries when compared to vehicle occupants. The aim of the research activities within the project is to make the use of PTWs safer such that fewer accidents occur and if an accident is unavoidable the consequences for the rider to sustain injuries are minimal. The project is divided in three work packages (WPs) with three separate but related goals . The first work package aims to improve the rider’s skills with training strategies that are derived from in-depth accident data and from a quantification of rider behaviour in critical situations. The second work package aims at developing advanced safety systems that improve the interaction between the rider and the PTW by modelling the rider, also based on the in WP1 quantified rider behaviour. The third work package considers the cases where the crash is unavoidable and will develop personal protective equipment to protect the riders, given the input conditions from WP2 at the moment right before impact. The end result of this project will be a set of rider training guidelines that are proven to be effective, safety system concepts implemented on PTWs and improved personal protective equipment and accompanying standards.
These can be used by PTW industry partners in product development processes and by stakeholders such as ACEM and the EU to educate riders. This will ultimately improve the safety of PTWs and moreover the perceived safety, which will make more people decide to use a PTW as a good alternative to other means of transport.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE

Address

Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 981 975,50

Administrative Contact

Benedetto Allotta (Prof.)

Participants (9)

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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 756 109,25

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 254 037,96

ZAPADOCESKA UNIVERZITA V PLZNI

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 325 490,49

UNIVERSITE DE STRASBOURG

France

EU Contribution

€ 287 173,52

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 253 293,74

SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 613 674,86

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN

Netherlands

DAINESE SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 254 037,96

DAINESE SPA

Italy

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 608092

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2014

  • End date

    31 January 2018

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 725 793,28

  • EU contribution

    € 3 725 793,28

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE

Italy

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