Priorities for Road Safety Research in Europe (PROS)

In spite of all improvements in European road safety, more than 80 people are killed and about 4000 get injured on European roads each day. The progress made so far is to a large extent based on intensive, publicly funded road safety research activities. While many “low-hanging fruits” in road safety have already been picked, a multitude of more specific research issues remains. With ICT opening up an enormous potential for new integrated safety applications, the research area of road safety is becoming broader and broader with the risk of diluting efforts. As a result of the political focus on the greening and electrification of road transport, the focus of European road transport research funding has moved away from safety topics increasing the need to identify those safety research topics which public money will be invested in most efficiently. Therefore, PROS is to establish a pan-European network to develop commonly agreed priorities in road safety research and overcome the current fragmentation in relevant stakeholder groups. This network will follow an integrated approach covering human, vehicle and infrastructure aspects and all phases from preventive to post-crash safety.

Participants

Anna Nilsson-Ehle (contact)

vid Chalmers, SAFER - Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre

Ingrid Skogsmo

vid Chalmers, SAFER - Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre

Collaborations

Autoliv Development

Vårgårda, Sweden

Bosch

Gerlingen-Schillerhoehe, Germany

Centro Ricerche Fiat (CRF)

Orbassano, Italy

Daimler

Stuttgart, Germany

European Road Transport Telematics Implementation Coordination Organisation S.C.R.L.

Bruxelles, Belgium

European Union Road Federation

Bruxelles, Belgium

Fka Forschungsgesellschaft Kraftfahrwesen Mbh Aachen

Aachen, Germany

Ford-Werke

Köln, Germany

Loughborough University

Loughborough, United Kingdom

Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)

Den Haag, Netherlands

Reseau pour la securitée integrée

Bron, France

Funding

EC, Sixth Framework Programme (FP6)

Funding Chalmers participation during 2012–2014

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Transport

Areas of Advance

More information

Project Web Page

http://www.pros-project.eu/

Project Web Page at Chalmers

http://www.chalmers.se/safer/EN/projects/s...

Latest update

2015-09-23