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

Objective

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.

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2014_TwoStages
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 644 000

Participants (8)

AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 1 298 750
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT HASSELT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 594 375
Address
Martelarenlaan 42
3500 Hasselt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CORPORATION DE L ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE DE MONTREAL ASSOCIATION
Canada
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Blvd Edouard Montpetit 2900
H3T 1J4 Montreal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BUNDESANSTALT FUER STRASSENWESEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 504 375
Address
Bruederstrasse 53
51427 Bergisch Gladbach
Activity type
Research Organisations
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 311 000
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
INGENIERIA DE TRAFICO SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 317 500
Address
Diputacio 211 Entresol
Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 230 000
Address
Plac Politechniki 1
00 661 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TRANSPORTOKONOMISK INSTITUTT
Norway
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Gaustadalleen 21
0349 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations