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Safety-ENhancing Innovations for Older Road userS

Objective

European countries face great challenges because the demographic structure in the EU is changing rapidly, due to reducing birth rates and increasing life expectancies. In 2012, 17% of Europeans were aged 65 and older and in 2020 this will rise to 28%. Meanwhile, the mobility needs of the elderly are also changing. Maintaining a driver's licence is an important issue of independence today, both for males and females. Also technological developments like the introduction of e-bikes enables access to other means of transport.
These demographic and behavioural changes are of growing concern to mobility and road safety. While accident data show a decreasing number of fatalities and serious injuries on EU roads, recent data from the ERSO show an increasing proportion of elderly in the fatality statistics. This trend is a serious threat to the achievements of recent decades and poses a challenge that must be addressed to meet goals set for further reduction of road fatalities. Furthermore, there is an increasing rate of obesity in EU populations, which introduces changes in injury patterns and risks. The SENIORS project focuses on the protection of elderly and obese road users also by transferring nowadays younger generations’ safety standards. The objective is to develop the required understanding of accident scenarios, injury mechanisms and risks and to implement these findings in test tools and test and assessment procedures. An integrated approach considering the elderly in multiple transport modes is applied to reduce the portion of elderly fatalities. The small-scale project focuses on providing tools to encourage wider adoption of advanced restraint and pedestrian protection systems improving the protection of older and obese vulnerable road users. The activities consolidate results from previous EU projects such as THORAX and AsPeCSS and meet the needs defined by the GRSP IWG on Frontal Impact working on a near-term (2015) and mid-term (2020) update of UN-R94.

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-MG-2014_TwoStages

Coordinator

BUNDESANSTALT FUER STRASSENWESEN
Net EU contribution
€ 656 633,75
Address
Bruederstrasse 53
51427 Bergisch Gladbach
Germany

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (9)

AUTOLIV DEVELOPMENT AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 327 687,50
Address
Wallentinsvagen 22
447 83 Vargarda

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Region
Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

AUTOLIV SVERIGE AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 67 637,50
Address
P O Box 124
447 00 Vargarda

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Region
Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FIAT CHRYSLER AUTOMOBILES ITALYS SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 300 000,00
Address
Corso Giovanni Agnelli 200
10135 Torino

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FORD-WERKE GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 221 250,00
Address
Henry Ford Strasse 1
50735 Koln

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Köln, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
HUMANETICS EUROPE GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 320 875,00
Address
Im Breitspiel 6
69126 Heidelberg

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Heidelberg, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
IDIADA AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 383 101,88
Address
L Albornar
43710 Santa Oliva

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Region
Este Cataluña Tarragona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

IDIADA Fahrzeugtechnik GmbH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 105 450,00
Address
Manfred-hochstatter-straße 2
85055 Ingolstadt

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern Ingolstadt, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 266 939,13
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TRL LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 236 012,50
Address
Crowthorne House Nine Mile Ride
RG40 3GA Wokingham

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Region
South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Berkshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00