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Assessment methodologies for forward looking Integrated Pedestrian and further extension to Cyclists Safety Systems

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Complete with results
Geo-spatial type
Urban
Total project cost
€3 799 666
EU Contribution
€2 366 331
Project website
Project Acronym
ASPECSS
STRIA Roadmaps
Network and traffic management systems (NTM)
Transport mode
Road icon
Transport policies
Safety/Security,
Deployment planning/Financing/Market roll-out
Transport sectors
Passenger transport

Overview

Call for proposal
FP7-SST-2011-RTD-1
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

According to the World Health Organisation Global status report on road safety 2009, pedestrians account for more than 19% of road fatalities in the EU-27. Most accidents with pedestrians are caused by the driver being not alert or misinterpreting the situation. For that reason advanced forward looking integration safety systems have a high potential to improve safety for this group of road users. These systems combine reduction of impact speed by driver warning and/or autonomous braking with protective devices upon impact.

Objectives

Previous EU research projects resulted in systems which are gradually entering the market. However, such new systems have to be widely deployed in the marketplace to realise their potential benefits.

The objective of the ASPECSS project is to contribute towards improving the protection of vulnerable road users, in particular pedestrians and cyclists, by developing harmonized test and assessment procedures for forward looking integrated pedestrian safety systems.

Methodology

The outcome of the project will be a suite of tests and assessment methods as input to future regulatory procedures and consumer rating protocols. Implementation of such procedures/protocols will enforce widespread introduction of such systems in the vehicle fleet, resulting in a significant reduction of fatalities (30% pedestrians, 20% cyclists) and seriously injured (50% pedestrians, 20% cyclists) among these vulnerable road users.

Activities are in line with objectives set in the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: Towards a European road safety area: policy orientations on road safety 2011-2020. In this communication the Commission proposes to target of halving the overall number of road deaths in the EU by 2020 starting from 2010. To reach this goal, the Commission indicated safety of vulnerable road users to be one of the three main priorities. On a more specific level the use of modern technology, among which Pedestrian Recognition systems, should be promoted.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
The European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)
Specific funding programme
FP7-TRANSPORT

Results

ASPECSS has defined scenarios and weighting factors for testing the pre-crash part of integrated pedestrian safety systems. The project has also developed a methodology for estimating the benefit of the pre-crash braking part of the safety systems. A driver model, incorporating factors related to physical and mental human skills as well as age-specific capabilities and driver reactions, has been designed for assessing the effectiveness of pedestrian protection systems. Project partners have also carried out extensive work on the simulation and testing activities required to generate input data for the construction of the injury risk functions.

AsPeCSS provided an overall assessment methodology on a benefit related basis as a test and assessment protocol for integrated pedestrian protection systems with pre-crash (AEB) braking. This has been proposed together with AEB test protocols and the standard Euro NCAP pedestrian passive safety test protocol. The methodology calculates the cost of pedestrian injury expected, are impacted by the car being assessed, taking into account the impact speed reduction offered by the car’s AEB (if fitted) and the passive safety protection offered by the car’s frontal structure. Assuming all pedestrians in the target population, i.e. pedestrians are impacted by the front of the passenger car. For rating purposes, this cost can be normalised by comparing it to the cost calculated for selected cars.

Results can be downloaded from the Aspecss website

Other results

The overall purpose of the AsPeCSS project was to contribute towards improving the protection of vulnerable road users, in particular pedestrians and cyclists, by developing harmonised test and assessment procedures for forward-looking integrated pedestrian safety systems. Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) systems for pedestrians have been predicted to offer substantial benefit. On this basis, consumer rating programmes, e.g. Euro NCAP, are developing rating schemes to encourage fitment of these systems.

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Idiada Automotive Technology Sa
Address
L Albornar, 43710 Santa Oliva, Spain
EU Contribution
€301 998
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Autoliv Development Ab
Address
Wallentinsvagen 22, 447 83 Vargarda, Sweden
EU Contribution
€50 000
Organisation
Autoliv Development Ab
Address
Wallentinsvagen 22, 447 83 Vargarda, Sweden
EU Contribution
€97 228
Organisation
Trl Limited
Address
Crowthorne House Nine Mile Ride 0, Wokingham, RG40 3GA, United Kingdom
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€50 000
Organisation
Trl Limited
Address
Crowthorne House Nine Mile Ride 0, Wokingham, RG40 3GA, United Kingdom
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€261 661
Organisation
Trumpf Laser Gmbh
Address
Aichalder Strasse 39, 78713 Schramberg, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€50 000
Organisation
Trumpf Laser Gmbh
Address
Aichalder Strasse 39, 78713 Schramberg, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€122 142
Organisation
Robert Bosch Gmbh
Address
Robert-Bosch Platz, 70839 Gerlingen-Schillerhoehe, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€1 420 265
Organisation
Robert Bosch Gmbh
Address
Robert-Bosch Platz, 70839 Gerlingen-Schillerhoehe, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€138 437
Organisation
Nederlands Organisation For Applied Scientific Research
Address
Schoemakerstraat 97, 6060 DELFT, Netherlands
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€1 389 298
Organisation
Nederlands Organisation For Applied Scientific Research
Address
Schoemakerstraat 97, 6060 DELFT, Netherlands
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€204 795
Organisation
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing Europe
Address
Bourgetlaan 60, 1140 EVERE (BRUXELLES), Belgium
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€50 000
Organisation
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing Europe
Address
Bourgetlaan 60, 1140 EVERE (BRUXELLES), Belgium
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€162 028
Organisation
Humanetics Europe Gmbh
Address
Im Breitspiel 6, 69126 Heidelberg, Germany
EU Contribution
€50 000
Organisation
Humanetics Europe Gmbh
Address
Im Breitspiel 6, 69126 Heidelberg, Germany
EU Contribution
€182 932
Organisation
Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen
Address
Templergraben, 52062 Aachen, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€50 000
Organisation
Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen
Address
Templergraben, 52062 Aachen, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€80 568
Organisation
Uniresearch
Address
DELFTECHPARK 37 J, 2628 XJ DELFT, Netherlands
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€50 000
Organisation
Uniresearch
Address
DELFTECHPARK 37 J, 2628 XJ DELFT, Netherlands
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€132 320
Organisation
Psa Automobiles Sa
Address
Route De Gizy, 78140 Velizy-Villacoublay, France
EU Contribution
€50 000
Organisation
Psa Automobiles Sa
Address
Route De Gizy, 78140 Velizy-Villacoublay, France
EU Contribution
€97 873
Organisation
Bundesanstalt Für Strassenwesen (Federal Highway Research Institute)
Address
Brüdenstrasse 53, 51427 BERGISCH GLADBACH, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€809 645
Organisation
Bundesanstalt Für Strassenwesen (Federal Highway Research Institute)
Address
Brüdenstrasse 53, 51427 BERGISCH GLADBACH, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€372 066
Organisation
Bayerische Motoren Werke Ag
Address
Petuelring 130, 80809 MUNICH, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€50 000
Organisation
Bayerische Motoren Werke Ag
Address
Petuelring 130, 80809 MUNICH, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€212 283

Technologies

Technology Theme
Safety systems
Technology
Vulnerable road users' protection systems
Development phase
Research/Invention

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