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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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/public transport

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2017-Two-Stages
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

STATENS VAG- OCH TRANSPORTFORSKNINGSINSTITUT
Address
Olaus Magnus Vaeg 35
58195 Linkoeping
Sweden
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 438 025

Participants (15)

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 1 205 412,50
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VOLVO PERSONVAGNAR AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 958 823,75
Address
Avd 50090 Hb3s
405 31 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 851 375
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TRANSPORTOKONOMISK INSTITUTT
Norway
EU contribution
€ 154 320
Address
Gaustadalleen 21
0349 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Stiftung Arbeitsgruppe für Unfallmechanik
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 832 100
Address
Winkelriedstrasse 27
8006 Zuerich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AXA VERSICHERUNGEN AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 102 817,50
Address
General Guisan Strasse 40
8400 Winterthur
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Faurecia Sièges d'Automobile
France
EU contribution
€ 228 450
Address
Rue Hennape 2
92000 Nanterre
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 288 000
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DYNAMORE NORDIC AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 122 250
Address
Brigadgatan 5
587 58 Linkoping
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK VERKEERSVEILIGHEID
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 282 812,50
Address
Bezuidenhoutseweg 62
2594 AW Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
DOREL FRANCE SA
France
EU contribution
€ 222 180
Address
Boulevard Du Poitou 9 Zone Industrielle
49309 Cholet
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 91 876,25
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WIJNEN WILLEM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 93 811,25
Address
Verlengde Hoogravenseweg 274
3523KJ Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT OESTERREICH

Participation ended

Austria
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Siemensstrasse 90
1210 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIEMENS MOBILITY AUSTRIA GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 125 590
Address
Siemensstrasse 90
1210 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)