The potential of ITS measures in vehicles and infrastucture to reduce accidents with wild animals.
|Coordinator||Statens Väg- & Transportforskningsinstitut - Statens väg- & transportforskningsinstitut VTI|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 320 000|
|Project duration||February 2023 - November 2023|
|Venture||Strategic Innovation Program Drive Sweden|
Purpose and goal
The goal is to, in cooperation between relevant actors, identify infrastructural ITS and driver support systems aiming at a reduction of the number of accidents with wild animals that are in need of further development by: (1) identify promising existing infrastructural ITS measures and driver support systems with the aim of reducing the number of accidents with wild animals. (2) suggest potential development areas for infrastructural ITS measures and driver support systems with aim of reducing the number of accidents with wild animals. Automation is also taken into account.
Expected results and effects
In the project, we expect to identify driver support systems and infrastructural ITS measures that can contribute to reducing the number of accidents with wild animlas in today´s and future transport systems. An important part is to identify areas of development. This is a pre-study with the goal to identify promising directions for future research. The results of this study can be the fundation to a more comprehensive project which, in the long term, may contribute to new types of systems on the market, which can contribute to reducing the number of wildlife accidents on our roads.
Planned approach and implementation
The project is a pre-study that is intended to be carried out as a collaborative project that focuses on interplay between the ecological perspective (Trafikverket/ VTI, Nationella Viltolycksrådet), the vehicle engineering perspective (vehicle manufacturers, sensor development, software development) and the road engineering system including side areas and maintenance measures. This is expected to be done through a small literature study, an international outlook, individual interviews with relevant actors and 1-2 workshops.