Analysis of CRASH Event Data recorder data with video (CRASHED)
Research Project , 2015 – 2016

Analysis of CRASH Event Data recorder data with video (CRASHED)

Purpose and goal
The goal of the project is to obtain a significantly deeper understanding of the underlying causes of traffic crashes for the use in the development of systems to prevent and reduce the impact of crashes. The project aims to secure and strengthen Chalmers / SAFER and the Swedish industry's position in the area of road safety from both an academic and a commercial perspective. The project will also aim to strengthen the collaboration with strategic organizations from the United States.

Impact and results
An increased understanding of the causes of crashes will promote better road safety (fewer deaths and injuries in traffic) and help to develop more targeted and optimized measures (e.g. active safety) for future fleet. This increased understanding will also enhance the opportunities for developing better driver models to be used for the assessment of various road safety measures. Written results of the project will be mainly scientific publications.

Planned design and implementation
Data from commercially collected event-driven data with video has been identified as a good basis for deeper understanding of the mechanisms behind crashes. Such data will be analyzed in the project, both quantitatively and qualitatively. A key element of the project is to understand how such data should be reduced (e.g. from video coding) for scientific analysis. The project also intends to expand the use of other sources of naturalistic data, such SHRP2 data in the US, and compare this data with commercially collected data. The project will include some preliminary modeling.


Jonas Bärgman (contact)

Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre at Chalmers

Giulio Bianchi Piccinini

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences (M2), Vehicle Safety



Project ID: 2015-06863
Funding Chalmers participation during 2015–2016

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