Via Appia - ICT, apps and smart dispatching for improved traffic safety, reduced injuries and mortality
|Coordinator||CHALMERS TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLA AKTIEBOLAG - SAFER - Fordons- och trafiksäkerhetscentrum|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 498 000|
|Project duration||January 2015 - August 2015|
|Venture||Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation|
Purpose and goal
The project would examine technical, business and research aspects of the Via Appia concept for sustainable road safety improvement. The final report presents this and points to a great potential and great value in bringing the project to a next phase. The concept has been refined, concretized and developed, and put into a context with ongoing ICT activities in the traffic and automotive sector. This has also contributed to meet the project objective to find more potential partners. Via Appia´s relations to current and planned SAFER activities have been verified and strengthened.
Results and expected effects
In the project the Via Appia concept has been evolved, technical, business and research aspects studied, and stakeholders identified. The results are compiled into a report. Emerging and existing ICT solutions and services targeting different road user groups allows for widespread and low-cost identification and information about incidents, as well as logging of data for research and development. As a result accidents can be handled correctly and risks reduced. The solutions are important today and in a future more automated and environmentally friendly traffic environment.
Approach and implementation
The project was organized in 5 work packages (WP) with dedicated WP-leaders, and a management consisting of the project leader and WP-leaders. One WP was an administrative WP - the others focused on different aspects of Via Appia. Each WP-leader gathered information, compiled results, and contributed with topic specific knowledge in the workshops. Several workshops opened up for a constructive dialogue with all parties and anchoring of thoughts and ideas. All results were compiled into a project report that will serve as input to further project work. The arrangement has worked well.