ASTA Active SAfety Test Area - planning basis
|SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut AB - Elektronik
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 600 000
|August 2009 - April 2011
Purpose and goal
Active safety technology is rapidly introduced in road vehicles. The objective is to avoid accidents by warning for obstacles on the road, using electronic stability control, automatic braking, warning at driver impairment etc. The objective of ASTA Active Safety Test Area is to create a unique environment for integrated traffic safety research in Sweden, where authorities, researchers and industry together take a large leap to maintain safety leadership for another 20 years. ASTA will be a key component to reach the ´vision zero´, and will stimulate growth in the region.
Results and expected effects
Sweden is a world leader in road traffic safety. There is a strong research position in biomechanics, the SAFER research centre for traffic and vehicle safety and well-known research institutes as SP and VTI. This creates very good possibilities to maintain the leadership through initiatives as ASTA. The aim is to further strengthen a well established area with great possibilities to lead the global development and draw key competence to Sweden.
Approach and implementation
ASTA will be built in four parts: - Town environment with vehicle and pedestrian dummies - Multiple lane roads with vehicle dummies in two traffic lanes - Active safety area - Country road loop Test and evaluation methods, vehicles dummies and targets will be developed. The objective of this application is to produce specifications as a basis for detailed planning.