This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 285106



European Commission's DG Research and Innovation information webstie for Transport related research.

Website: http://ec.europa.eu/research/transport

Go to this website and let you guide by the animated picture to examples of Transport related research projects.

FP7 Projects



ActiveTest – Dissemination of performance testing methods for active
safety functions in road vehicles

The support action ActiveTest has the goal to increase road safety by supporting the introduction of active safety functions, which allow mitigation or even avoidance of accidents. These functions are necessary to reduce fatalities on European roads significantly.

Website: www.activetest.eu



ASSESS aims to stimulate the introduction of new crucial technologies in vehicles to further reduce road fatalities and injuries to car occupants in Europe and to make the traffic environment safer for road users.

Website: www.assess-project.eu



Vehicle manufacturers, automotive suppliers, institutes and other stakeholders have joined forces in a "smart drive" to test various intelligent in-vehicle systems across Europe, with the aim of making our road transport safer, more efficient, and more comfortable. The large-scale European Field Operational Test on Active Safety Systems (euroFOT) is a research project supported by European funds, involving 28 organisations.

Website: www.eurofot-ip.eu




The SAFECYCLE project, which is co-funded by the European Commission – DG MOVE, is taking a different and much more innovative approach. The SAFECYCLE project will investigate how ICT can be used to increase the safety of cyclists.

The SAFECYCLE project will be complimentary to the Intelligent Car Initiative. The main goal is:

  • To identify e-safety applications that will enhance the safety of cyclists in Europe.
  • To create knowledge and awareness concerning the e-safety applications for cycling.
  • To speed up the adoption of e-safety applications in cycling.

Website: www.safecycle.eu


Industry projects



Advanced Forward-Looking Safety Systems – Working Group. The aim of the Working Group is the development of test procedures for driver assistance systems (in particular advanced emergency braking systems) in order to ensure a robust assessment of such systems.



Recognising the potential for Advanced Emergency Brake (AEB) systems, insurers and other road safety stakeholders have set about devising tests that could be used to guide the development of AEB technology or ascertain differences among systems that come to market. The AEB group plans is basing its test procedures on real crash scenarios taking into account both frequency and severity. Test devices and tests able to represent these real world scenarios have been developed. These tests will be published by the Group and shared with other working parties looking at collision avoidance technologies such as P-NCAP (Euro NCAP) and P-SAFE (RCAR). 

Website: www.thatcham.org





Crash Avoidance Metrics Partnership - Advanced Restraint Systems. 

For more information on CAMP and CAMP-ARS click here for an overview presentation.




Crash Avoidance Metrics Partnership - Crash Imminent Braking.

For more information click here for the Final report, September 2011.



The SaveCAP project is developing in-car intelligence to protect these vulnerable road users. SaveCAP is a joint project of leading partners aiming to reduce traffic fatalities and severe injuries amongst cyclists and pedestrians. With funding from the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, research organisation TNO is leading the project in cooperation with the Swedish safety system supplier, Autoliv, the Dutch Cyclists’ Union and insurer Centraal Beheer Achmea. SaveCAP is researching and developing a safety system for passenger vehicles that will protect vulnerable road users through impact reduction.

Website:  www.savecap.org




Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers - both drivers and the automotive industry - with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe.

If you want to know the safety performance of your current or future car - this is where to look!

Website: www.euroncap.com




Website: www.eucar.be



84 of the world's most prominent suppliers for car parts, systems and modules and 26 National trade associations and European sector associations are members of CLEPA, representing an industry with an annual turnover of 300 billion Euro, more than 3,000 companies, employing more than three million people and covering all products and services within the automotive supply chain.

Founded in 1959 and based in Brussels, Belgium, CLEPA is recognized as the natural discussion partner by the European Institutions, United Nations and fellow associations (ACEA, JAMA, MEMA, etc).

Website: www.clepa.be



Founded in 2002, EARPA is the association of automotive R&D organisations. It brings together the most prominent independent R&D providers in the automotive sector throughout Europe. Its membership counts at present 39 members ranging from large and small commercial organisations to national institutes and universities.

EARPA, as the platform of automotive researchers, aims at actively contributing to the European Research Area and the future EU Framework Programmes.

Website: www.earpa.eu  



DEKRA is one of the world’s leading expert organisations. The company currently maintains a presence in 50 countries in Western and Eastern Europe as well as in the USA, Brazil, North and South Africa, Israel, Japan and China. More than 25,000 employees are committed to ensuring long-term safety, quality and environmental protection.

The DEKRA Business Units “Automotive”, “Industrial” and “Personnel” provide professional and innovative services in the fields of vehicle inspections, expert appraisals, international claims management, consulting, industrial testing, product testing, certification, environmental protection and qualification.

Website: www.dekra.de



The ADAC tested vehicles with advanced emergency braking systems (AEBS) to assess the AEBS capability to reduce impact speed as well as when and how effectively the driver is alerted to an imminent collision in six current family and executive car models. 

Website: www.adac.de 



Website: www.nhtsa.gov  



Website: www.iihs.org




This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 285106

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