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Innovative concepts for smart road restraint systems to provide greater safety for vulnerable road users

Objective

Recent figures from WHO and ETSC reveal frightening statistics on road traffic accidents across Europe and beyond • 1.2 million people worldwide are killed in road crashes each year with up to 43,000 dying in Europe • Up to 50 million are injured with at least 600,000 hospital admissions on a European level directly attributed to road traffic accidents. This costs European society approximately 160 billion euro and uses up 10% of all health care resources • With increased mobilization, these figures will increase by about 65% over the next 20 years unless there is new commitment to prevention. • This would mean that by 2020 road traffic injuries will be the third leading contributor to the global burden of disease and injury. – World Report on Road Traffic Injury Prevention [WHO, 2004] Report on European Road Transport Safety [Prof. Mackay, ETSC, 2000] Many injuries and deaths are a result of impacts with current road restraint systems especially in the case of vulnerable road users such as motorcyclists, cyclists and passengers where impacts with supports or edges usually result in amputations or sectioning of torsos in a guillotine effect. Furthermore once an accident has occurred; the time between the impact and receiving immediate initial first aid can be crucial; delays in alerting emergency services or incorrect location information given to emergency can cause waste life saving moments for injured people or even result in emergency services going to the wrong location of the accident. This project will develop a new smart road restraint system that will reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused in road traffic accidents by integrating primary and tertiary sensor systems in a new RRS system; providing greater protection to all road users, alerting motorists and emergency services of danger so as to prevent accidents happening, and alerting them of accidents as they happen to maximise response time to the exact location of the incident.

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2007-RTD-1
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA
Address
Calle Pedro Cerbuna 12
50009 Zaragoza
Spain

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Oscar Lopez Lorente (Mr.)
EU contribution
€ 660 882

Participants (10)

IDIADA AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 228 900
Address
L Albornar
43710 Santa Oliva

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Victoria Domingo (Ms.)
INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACION SOBRE REPARACION DE VEHICULOS SA*
Spain
EU contribution
€ 95 690
Address
Carretera Nacional 232 Km 273-3
50690 Pedrola

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juan Luis De Miguel (Mr.)
SISTEMAS DE PROTECCION PARA SEGURIDAD VIAL SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 78 000
Address
Tr Camino Monzalbarba 32
50011 Zaragoza

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ignacio Palacios (Mr.)
ARCELLOR MITTAL OSTRAVA A.S.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 36 525
Address
Vratimovská 689
70702 Ostrava - Kuncice

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Radim Pachlopnik (Mr.)
ATKINS CONSULTANTS LIMITED

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United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 12 157,50
Address
Woodcote Grove, Ashley Road
KT18 5BW Epsom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fraser Sommerville (Mr.)
ESSEX COUNTY COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 46 520
Address
County Hall Chelmsford
CM1 1JZ Chelmsford

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Liz Saville (Ms.)
TRW LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 517 918,50
Address
Stratford Road
B90 4AX Solihull

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrew Joseph (Mr.)
FEDERATION OF EUROPEAN MOTORCYCLIST' ASSOCIATIONS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 110 260
Address
Rue Du Champs 62
1040 Bruxelles

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Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Christina Gesios (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 279 264
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Beatrice Baldi (Ms.)
MOUCHEL LIMITED*
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 127 545
Address
Export House, Cawsey Way
GU21 6QX Woking

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrew Pearce (Mr.)