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Open access virtual testing protocols for enhanced road users safety

VIRTUAL

Open access virtual testing protocols for enhanced road users safety

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Objectives: 

The objective of VIRTUAL is to improve the safety of road users by providing procedures and open access tools to assess the benefit of novel safety systems. The goal is to establish a European based global hub for Open Source Virtual Testing (OpenVT) and to demonstrate its success in traffic safety. Open Source Human Body Models of both men and women will be made available in a format that is scalable to represent different ages and sizes of car occupants, vulnerable road users, and users of public transport.

Methodology: 

VIRTUAL will develop computationally efficient, robust crash simulation tools and standardised protocols for impact scenarios not yet considered in regulations or consumer testing. It will cover enhanced integrated safety for pedestrians, cyclists, occupants of (automated) vehicles and public transport. An OpenVT platform will be established to provide stakeholders with all models, tools and protocols for virtual testing (VT); the platform will continue to be available after this project has ended. These new resources will allow the European automotive sector and transport providers to produce better performing safety systems that will reduce road casualties.

VIRTUAL will demonstrate how current road safety assessments can be complemented and improved by VT giving full credit to vehicle manufacturers and transport providers for their efforts in providing best real-world vehicle safety. VIRTUAL will close the gap between VT and standardised vehicle safety assessments by providing models of the humans (validated for safety assessment) and the protocols and criteria needed to identify the foremost road user protection beyond the scope of physical testing and provide a method for cost-benefit analysis of novel systems. VT will reduce the number of physical tests needed while addressing a greater variety of accident scenarios and road users, actively promoting safety innovations reducing the number of injuries and fatalities providing safer road transport in Europe.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Programme Other: 
MG-3.2-2017 Protection of all road users in crashes
Lead Organisation: 

Statens Geotekniska Institut

Address: 
Olaus Magnus Vag 35
58193 Linkoping
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€1,438,025
Partner Organisations: 

Axa Versicherungen Ag

Address: 
GENERAL GUISAN STRASSE 40
8400 WINTERTHUR
Switzerland
EU Contribution: 
€102,818

Technische Universitaet Graz

Address: 
Rechbauerstrasse
8010 Graz
Austria
EU Contribution: 
€851,375

Volvo Personvagnar Ab

Address: 
Avd 50090 Hb3S
405 31 Goteborg
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€958,824

Stichting Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek Verkeersveiligheid

Address: 
Bezuidenhoutseweg 62
2594 AW Den Haag
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€282,813

Siemens Ag

Address: 
SIEMENSSTRASSE
93026 REGENSBURG
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€125,590

Transportokonomisk Institutt

Address: 
GAUSTADALLEEN 21
0349 OSLO
Norway
EU Contribution: 
€154,320

Dorel France

Address: 
Boulevard de Poitou 9
49309 CHOLET
France
EU Contribution: 
€222,180

Wijnen Willem

Address: 
VERLENGDE HOOGRAVENSEWEG 274
3523KJ UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€93,811

Dynamore Nordic Ab

Address: 
Brigadgatan 14
58758 Linkoping
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€122,250

Universidad Politécnica De Madrid

Address: 
Avda. Ramiro de Maeztu, 3
28040 MADRID
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€91,876

Faurecia Services Group

Address: 
2, RUE HENNAPE
92000 NANTERRE CEDEX
France
EU Contribution: 
€228,450

Univerza V Ljubljani

Address: 
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia
EU Contribution: 
€288,000

Stiftung Arbeitsgruppe Für Unfallmechanik

Address: 
Winkelriedstrasse 27
8006 Zuerich
Switzerland
EU Contribution: 
€832,100

Chalmers Tekniska Hoegskola Ab

Address: 
-
41296 GOTHENBURG
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€1,205,413
Technologies: 
Development phase: