Virtual Evaluation Tools for Pedestrian Integrated Safety

Reference number
Coordinator CHALMERS TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLA AKTIEBOLAG - Avdelningen för fordonssäkerhet
Funding from Vinnova SEK 3 346 600
Project duration April 2019 - March 2022
Status Ongoing
Venture Bilateral call for proposals with China
Call Research, development and innovation in the fields of life science, traffic safety and applied ICT - China collaboration

Purpose and goal

"Virtual Evaluation Tools for Pedestrian Safety" (Safer Pedestrians) addresses new challenges regarding safety of road users outside the vehicle. Pedestrian, cyclists, and other new personal mobility devices operate in many areas shared with motor vehicles with, and without, automation. This project will combine the expertise of Swedish and Chinese researchers to advance current safety evaluation technologies with the Swedish team focusing on the evaluation of injury assessment.

Expected results and effects

Future safety systems must address changing mobility trends. Current development and assessment approaches for vulnerable road users depend on overly simplified component tests that cannot address the diversity of road users. The Swedish contribution to the project is to develop open source computational mechanics tools that can be used by the automotive industry and independent researchers. These tools will facilitate new protective strategies and allow society to address changes arising as automation and an ageing society creates new traffic safety situations.

Planned approach and implementation

Research in the Safer Pedestrian project is based on a collaborative research program in Sweden with industrial and independent researchers. This team will work with a corresponding team in China. Both teams will have complementary activities. The Swedish team has a project design with 4 technical work packages and a parallel dissemination activity. Both teams work with a platform with three elements: 1) Detection and identification, 2) Risk assessment, and 3) Demonstration/implementation.

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