Measures for behaving safely in traffic (MeBeSafe)

The objectives of the MeBeSafe project are to develop, implement and evaluate measures that direct road users (mainly car drivers) towards behaviours that reduce the number and severity of road accidents. More in particular the project will develop and implement nudges to: 

(i) get drowsy drivers to take a break

(ii) increase car drivers' use of ACC to keep a safe distance to the vehicle in front

(iii) direct drivers' attention towards forecasted and detected hazards before they pose a critical risk;

(iv) reduce car drivers' speed in a certain section of the road

(v) guide drivers along a preferred trajectory in a certain section of road; and

(vi) prompt cyclists to reduce their speed below a threshold speed when approaching urban intersections without traffic lights. 

Furthermore, coaching measures will be implemented to decrease in the frequency of harsh driving events. 

Development of solutions and field trials will take place in different European countries.

 

Participants

MariAnne Karlsson (contact)

Professor vid Chalmers University of Technology, Industrial and Materials Science, Design and Human Factors

Marco Dozza

Docent vid Chalmers University of Technology, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Vehicle Safety

Anneli Selvefors

Forskare vid Chalmers University of Technology, Industrial and Materials Science, Design and Human Factors

Pontus Wallgren

Universitetslektor vid Chalmers University of Technology, Industrial and Materials Science, Design and Human Factors

Collaborations

BMW

Muenchen, Germany

Cranfield University

Cranfield - Bedfordshire, United Kingdom

Cygnify BV

Haag, Netherlands

Fiat Group Automobiles SPA

Torino, Italy

Heijmans Wegen BV

Rosmalen, Netherlands

Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika)

Achen, Germany

Institute for Road Safety Research (SWOV)

Haag, Netherlands

Kompetenzzentrum, das Virtuelle Fahrzeug, Forschungsgesellschaft

Graz, Austria

Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)

Delft, Netherlands

Offis

Oldenburg, Germany

RWTH Aachen University

Aachen, Germany

Shell Global Solutions International

The Hague, Netherlands

University of Florence

Florence, Italy

Verkehrsunfallforschung an der tu Dresden GMBH

Dresden, Germany

Volvo Cars

Göteborg, Sweden

Funding

European Commission (Horizon 2020)

Funding Chalmers participation during 2017–2020 with 8,795,543.00 SEK

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Transport

Areas of Advance

More information

Project Web Page

www.mebesafe.eu

Latest update

2018-03-01