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New EU research results pack on transport safety

New EU research results pack on transport safety

Much progress has been made in transport safety since the early 2000s: the amount of people suffering serious injuries or dying as the result of accidents has fallen by 54%. Yet this should not lead to complacency: statistics for 2015 indicated that this downward rate was slowing.

A new Research Results Pack from CORDIS (link is external), the European Commission’s Community Research and Development Information Service, profiles six EU-funded research and innovation projects that should help boost that trend in the future.

Those featured cover a broad range of safety-related subjects, ranging from measures designed to protect vulnerable road users (VRUs) – pedestrians and cyclists – to safer vehicles and vessels.

With VRUs accounting for 68% of road deaths in urban areas, safety measures are crucial. The VRUITS project (link is external) piloted 10 road safety innovations based around Intelligent Transport Systems. One of the trialled systems alerted cyclists and drivers of potential collisions and was able to detect 80% of oncoming cyclists. Following analysis, all systems  were shown to improve VRU safety and/or mobility and comfort, whilst seven would justify the cost of implementation.

The SEAHORSE (link is external) project demonstrated that it is possible to transfer safety and resilience measures between different forms of transport. Resilience solutions initially developed in aeronautics were applied in the maritime sector. For instance, a departure and pre-arrival checklist – based on Airbus’s principles and format – was introduced on various large ships. Altogether, solutions were implemented on over 150 vessels.

To read more about the case studies, visit cordis.europa.eu (link is external)

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