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Traffic accident causation in Europe

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 027763

  • Start date

    1 January 2006

  • End date

    30 June 2008

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 042 006

  • EU contribution

    € 2 950 108

Coordinated by:

GROUPEMENT D'INTERET ECONOMIQUE DE RECHERCHES ET D'ETUDES PSA RENAULT

France

Objective

The Integrated Safety programme and the eSafety initiative stress that the development of ITS must be preceded by a scientific accident analysis encompassing two main issues:
-The assessment of the most promosing solutions that can assist any road users in a normal or in an emergency situation or, as a last resort, mitigate the violence of crashes and protect vehicle occupants, pedestrians and two-wheelers.
- The continuous updating of causes of road accidents and injuries.

The objective of TRACE is to provide the scientific community, the stakeholders, the suppliers and the public with an overview of the road accident causation issues in Europe based on the analysis of any and all current available databases which include accident, injury, insurance, medical and exposure data (including driver behaviour in normal driving conditions). The idea is to identify, characterise and quantify the nature of risk factors, groups at risk, specific conflict driving situations & accident situations; it will help to estimate the safety benefits of a selection of technology-based safety functions.

Outcomes are essentially reports. Consequently, TRACE is divided into 3 series of workpackages (+ management): OPERATIONAL WP's (Road Users - Types of driving & accident situations, risk factors - Evaluation of the effectivness of safety functions in terms of expected (or observed) accidents avoided and lives saved): three different research angles for the definition and the characterisation of accident causation factors and the evaluation of the benefits of safety functions.

METHODOLOGIES WP's (Analysis of Human Factors - Statistical Methods - Determination of Safety Functions): improvement of the methods presently used in accident analysis and transfer of these improvements to the operational workpackages. DATA SUPPLY WP's: preparation and delivery of the data tables constituted from various European data sources to the operational workpackages, for analysis.

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GROUPEMENT D'INTERET ECONOMIQUE DE RECHERCHES ET D'ETUDES PSA RENAULT

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France

Participants (15)

AZT AUTOMOTIVE GMBH

Germany

BUNDESANSTALT FUER STRASSENWESEN

Germany

CENTRUM DOPRAVNIHO VYZKUMU, V.V.I.

Czechia

ELASIS S.C.P.A.

Italy

FUNDACION CIDAUT

Spain

IDIADA AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY SA

Spain

INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE VERKEHRS UND TOURISMUSFORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE SUR LES TRANSPORTS ET LEUR SECURITE

France

LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH (TNO)

Netherlands

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG

Germany

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS

Greece

VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 027763

  • Start date

    1 January 2006

  • End date

    30 June 2008

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 042 006

  • EU contribution

    € 2 950 108

Coordinated by:

GROUPEMENT D'INTERET ECONOMIQUE DE RECHERCHES ET D'ETUDES PSA RENAULT

France