Via Appia - ICT, apps and smart dispatching for improved traffic safety, reduced injuries and mortality

Objective and Goal: At a traffic accident, the correct rescue resources shall be dispatched quickly. Via Appia is a concept for how an increasing proportion of accident alarms can be handled and prioritized, smartphones increase road safety, and new services with alarm functionality packaged. The project studies technical, business and research pre-requisites, as well as opportunities for sustainable improvements in road safety. The goal is reduced number of deaths and injuries, as well as social costs, as a result of road accidents as well as new opportunities for innovative business development.


Bengt-Arne Sjöqvist (contact)

Adj professor vid Electrical Engineering, Signalbehandling och medicinsk teknik, Biomedical Signals and Systems


If Skadeförsäkring AB

Stockholm, Sweden


Åkarp, Sweden


Göteborg, Sweden

SOS Alarm

Stockholm, Sweden

Volvo Information Technology

Göteborg, Sweden



Funding Chalmers participation during 2015 with 498,000.00 SEK

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