In order to set policies for road safety in the coming decades and push for visionzero, an accepted and reliable method for the comparison of safety measures for ccam is needed. The V4Safety method will deal with the safety of all roadusers, from vulnerable road users (VRU) to vehicle occupants.
V4Safety will provide a prospective safety assessment framework that can handle a large variety of safety measures, ranging from in-vehicle safety technology, new vehicle types, infrastructure solutions to regulationsthat influence road user behaviour. It includes methods to project the results in future scenarios and over EU regions for use by policymakers, authoritiesand consumer organizations.
To understand differences between studies and to understand the influence of underlying data, assumptions and models, the method provides tools to characterise the influence of the contributing factors and their uncertainties.
The resulting transparency and consistency in simulation-based safetyassessment leads to much improved comparability and reliability of assessment conclusions.
The V4Safety consortium, led by TNO consists of following partners: BMW Group, Federal Highway Research Institute, Chalmers University of Technology, Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems IVI, Applus+ IDIADA, Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika), GROUPEMENT D’INTERET ECONOMIQUE DE RECHERCHES ET D’ETUDES PSA RENAULT, SWOV Road Safety Research, Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt, Toyota Motor Europe, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Virtual Vehicle Research GmbH, Volvo Cars, ZF Group, ERTICO - ITS Europe, Wim Wijnen.