Open Access Virtual Testing Protocols for Enhanced Road User Safety (VIRTUAL)
Research Project , 2018 – 2022

The overall objective of VIRTUAL is to improve the safety of urban 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 freely accessible on the internet and to demonstrate its success in traffic safety. Open Source Human Body Models (OS-HBMs) of both men and women will be developed in a format that is scalable to represent all different ages and sizes for both car occupants, vulnerable road users (VRU), and users of public transport.



Mats Svensson (contact)

Professor vid Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Vehicle Safety

Johan Iraeus

Forskare vid Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Vehicle Safety

Robert Thomson

Biträdande professor vid Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Vehicle Safety


AGU Zurich

Zürich, Switzerland

AXA Versicherungen AG

Winterthur, Switzerland

Dorel France SA


Dynamore Nordic Ab

Linkoping, Sweden

Faurecia Sièges d’Automobile


Folksam försäkringar

Göteborg, Sweden

Institute for Road Safety Research (SWOV)

Haag, Netherlands

Siemens Aktiengesellschaft Österreich

Wien, Austria

Technical University of Madrid

Madrid, Spain

Technische Universität Graz

Graz, Austria

The Institute of Transport Economics (TØI)

Oslo, Norway

The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)

Linköping, Sweden

University of Ljubljana

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Volvo Cars

Göteborg, Sweden


Utrecht, Netherlands


European Commission

Funding Chalmers participation during 2018–2022 with 12,537,930.00

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