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Cooperative Intersection Safety

Objective

Today, most so called 'black spots' have been eliminated from the road networks. However, intersections can still be regarded as black spots. Depending on the region and country, from 30 to 60% of all injury accidents and up to one third of the fatalities are intersection related. This is due mainly to the fact that accident scenarios at intersections are among the most complex ones, since different categories of road user interact in these limited areas with crossing trajectories.
The INTERSAFE-2 project aims to develop and demonstrate a Cooperative Intersection Safety System (CISS) that is able to significantly reduce injury and fatal accidents at intersections.
The novel CISS combines warning and intervention functions demonstrated on three vehicles: two passenger cars and one heavy goods vehicle. Furthermore, a simulator is used for additional RandD. These functions are based on novel cooperative scenario interpretation and risk assessment algorithms.
The cooperative sensor data fusion is based on:• state-of-the-art and advanced on-board sensors for object recognition and relative localisation (intersection reconstruction),• a standard navigation map
and information supplied over a communication link from• other road users via V2V if the other vehicle is so equipped• infrastructure sensors and traffic lights via V2I if the infrastructure is so equipped
to observe the complex intersection environment.
As a result, the deployment of the INTERSAFE-2 system could provide a positive safety impact of 80% with respect to intersection related accidents with injuries and fatalities. Thus a total safety benefit of up to 40% of all injury accidents and up to 20% of all fatalities in Europe is possible.
The utilization of V2X communication for CISS at a small number of equipped intersections would boost the overall market penetration of communication in vehicles, since the benefit for those who buy first could be experienced at every equipped intersection.
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Coordinator

SICK AG

Address

Erwin Sick Strasse 1
79183 Waldkirch

Germany

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 284 001

Administrative Contact

Kay Fuerstenberg (Dr.)

Participants (12)

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VOLKSWAGEN AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 413 216

SWARCO TRAFFIC SYSTEMS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 153 719

IBEO AUTOMOBILE SENSOR GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 468 496

BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 354 025

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 215 300

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 491 375

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE ENINFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 316 750

UNIVERSITATEA TEHNICA CLUJ-NAPOCA

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 212 698

VOLVO TECHNOLOGY AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 456 100

TRW LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 281 587

NEC EUROPE LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 210 719

UNIVERSITE JOSEPH FOURIER GRENOBLE 1

France

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 223951

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2008

  • End date

    31 May 2011

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 502 283

  • EU contribution

    € 3 857 986

Coordinated by:

SICK AG

Germany