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Open access virtual testing protocols for enhanced road users safety

Objective

The objective of VIRTUAL is to improve the safety of road users by providing procedures and open access tools to assess the benefit of novel safety systems. The goal is to establish a European based global hub for Open Source Virtual Testing (OpenVT) and to demonstrate its success in traffic safety. Open Source Human Body Models of both men and women will be made available in a format that is scalable to represent different ages and sizes of car occupants, vulnerable road users, and users of public transport.
VIRTUAL will develop computationally efficient, robust crash simulation tools and standardised protocols for impact scenarios not yet considered in regulations or consumer testing. It will cover enhanced integrated safety for pedestrians, cyclists, occupants of (automated) vehicles and public transport. An OpenVT platform will be established to provide stakeholders with all models, tools and protocols for virtual testing (VT); the platform will continue to be available after this project has ended. These new resources will allow the European automotive sector and transport providers to produce better performing safety systems that will reduce road casualties.
VIRTUAL will demonstrate how current road safety assessments can be complemented and improved by VT giving full credit to vehicle manufacturers and transport providers for their efforts in providing best real-world vehicle safety. VIRTUAL will close the gap between VT and standardised vehicle safety assessments by providing models of the humans (validated for safety assessment) and the protocols and criteria needed to identify the foremost road user protection beyond the scope of physical testing and provide a method for cost-benefit analysis of novel systems. VT will reduce the number of physical tests needed while addressing a greater variety of accident scenarios and road users, actively promoting safety innovations reducing the number of injuries and fatalities providing safer road transport in Europe.

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-MG-2017-Two-Stages

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STATENS VAG- OCH TRANSPORTFORSKNINGSINSTITUT
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€ 100,00

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CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOGSKOLA AB
Sweden
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Sweden
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Avd 50090 Hb3s
405 31 Goteborg

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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
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Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz

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TRANSPORTOKONOMISK INSTITUTT
Norway
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Gaustadalleen 21
0349 Oslo

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Stiftung Arbeitsgruppe für Unfallmechanik
Switzerland
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Winkelriedstrasse 27
8006 Zuerich

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AXA VERSICHERUNGEN AG
Switzerland
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General Guisan Strasse 40
8400 Winterthur

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Faurecia Sièges d'Automobile
France
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Rue Hennape 2
92000 Nanterre

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Kongresni Trg 12
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Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
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DYNAMORE NORDIC AB
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€ 122 250,00
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Brigadgatan 5
587 58 Linkoping

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STICHTING WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK VERKEERSVEILIGHEID
Netherlands
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€ 282 812,50
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Bezuidenhoutseweg 62
2594 AW Den Haag

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West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie ’s-Gravenhage
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DOREL FRANCE SA
France
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Boulevard Du Poitou 9 Zone Industrielle
49309 Cholet

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UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
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Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
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WIJNEN WILLEM
Netherlands
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€ 93 811,25
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Verlengde Hoogravenseweg 274
3523KJ Utrecht

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SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT OESTERREICH

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Austria
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Siemensstrasse 90
1210 Wien

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SIEMENS PERSONALDIENSTLEISTUNGEN GMBH
Austria
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€ 80 000,00
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1210 Wien

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