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Advanced measures to reduce cyclists' fatalities and increase comfort in the interaction with motorised vehicles

Objective

Cyclists suffer a disproportionate share of serious injuries and fatalities, and indeed in recent years that disadvantage has been growing. At the same time they often are not treated equally by traffic systems (e.g. traffic signals frequently fail to register their approach or presence). XCYCLE has the aim of developing the means to equalise the treatment of cyclists in traffic and thus both encourage cycling and make cycling safer. XCYCLE will develop: technologies aimed at improving active and passive detection of cyclists; systems informing both drivers and cyclists of a hazard at junctions; effective methods of presenting information in vehicles and on-site; cooperation systems aimed at reducing collisions with cyclists. Two relevant use cases would be bicycle interaction with large vehicles and cars at intersections and the provision of an immediate or extended green traffic light for cyclists approaching traffic signals. An in-vehicle detection system and a system of threat mitigation and risk avoidance by traffic signals will be developed. The components developed and built up will be systematically integrated, implemented and verified. A new large-scale research infrastructure in the city of Braunschweig (DE) and a second test mobile platform will be used as test site. A demo bicycle with a cooperative technology will be developed and tested as well. A user-centred approach will be adopted. Behavioural evaluation will part of the whole process: attentional responses using eye tracking data; evaluation of human-machine interface; acceptance and willingness to pay. In the Cost-Benefit Analysis behavioural changes will be translated into estimated crashes and casualties saved per system. The project will contribute to innovative and efficient advanced safety measures to reduce the number of accidents, often of high severity, involving cyclists in interaction with motorised vehicles.

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2014_TwoStages
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 836 396

Participants (8)

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 785 073
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VOLVO TECHNOLOGY AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 611 800
Address
Gotaverksgatan 10
405 08 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 605 781
Address
Linder Hoehe
51147 Koeln
Activity type
Research Organisations
RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 350 625
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STATENS VAG- OCH TRANSPORTFORSKNINGSINSTITUT
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 499 250
Address
Olaus Magnus Vaeg 35
58195 Linkoeping
Activity type
Research Organisations
DYNNIQ NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 347 187
Address
Basicweg 16
3821BR Amersfoort
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KITE SOLUTIONS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 341 875
Address
Contrada Costa 9
21034 Cocquio Trevisago Va
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JENOPTIK ROBOT GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 631 343
Address
Opladener Strasse 202
40789 Monheim Am Rhein
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)