Projects

SWOV works with an annual research programme financed by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment. In addition, SWOV carries out research commissioned by international, regional and local parties, such as the EU, industry and interest groups.

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Found 74 projects.

PROGReSS: Guidance for roadside safety

Projectnr: E17.25 | Status: Active, Start date: 01 Sep 2017, End date: 01 Sep 2018
Tags: Infrastructure, Policy, International,
PROGReSS (PROvision of Guidelines for Road Side Safety) focuses on the safety of roadsides of European rural roads and motorways. Single-vehicle lane departures involving roll-over or impacts with... Read more

ADVERTS: Distraction by (digital) billboards

Projectnr: E17.24 | Status: Active, Start date: 01 Sep 2017, End date: 01 Jan 2019
Tags: Policy, Human behaviour in traffic, International,
ADVERTS focuses on distraction by (digital) roadside billboards (ADVERTS which stands for 'Assessing Distraction of Vehicle drivers in Europe from Roadside Technology-based Signage'). Distraction is... Read more

MeBeSafe (Measures for Behaving Safely in Traffic)

Projectnr: U17.01 | Status: Active, Start date: 01 May 2017, End date: 01 Jul 2020
Attachments:
Tags: Transport mode, Passenger car, Human behaviour in traffic, International,sensor-based feedback nudging
MeBeSafe (Measures for Behaving Safely in Traffic) is a 3.5 year project funded by the European Commission that started 1st of May 2017. Its aim is to develop new measures using sensor-based feedback... Read more

In-depth study into crashes with speed pedelecs

Projectnr: S17.03 | Status: Active, Start date: 18 Apr 2017, End date:
Attachments:
Tags: Transport mode, Infrastructure, Human behaviour in traffic,
When the speed pedelec was introduced a new type of slow motorised vehicle became part of this vehicle category. From 1 January 2017, this vehicle must use the roadway in urban areas and a helmet is... Read more

Monitoring and identification

Projectnr: S17.02 | Status: Active, Start date: 01 Jan 2017, End date: 31 Dec 2017
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Tags: Road safety in numbers, Policy,
Within this continuous project road safety developments are followed, predicted and analysed to provide input for road safety policy. Also in 2017 the Road Safety Monitor will be published and...... Read more

Safety during the transition to higher levels of automation

Projectnr: S17.04 | Status: Active, Start date: 01 Jan 2017, End date: 31 Dec 2017
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Tags: Transport mode, Passenger car, Freight and delivery traffic, Risks, Technology & ITS, Human behaviour in traffic,
The increasing automation of the driving task changes the driver’s role inside the vehicle. This creates opportunities for road safety improvement, but it also brings new risks. It is important to... Read more

Mental task load

Projectnr: S17.04-a | Status: Active, Start date: 01 Jan 2017, End date: 31 Dec 2017
Attachments:
Tags: Risks, Technology & ITS, Human behaviour in traffic,
Research questions To what extent does the driver regulate his task load? How does the driver regulate his task load? What properties should in-vehicle systems have so that the task load is neither... Read more

Transition of control

Projectnr: S17.04-b | Status: Active, Start date: 01 Jan 2017, End date: 31 Dec 2017
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Tags: Technology & ITS, Human behaviour in traffic,
Research questions How can the driver of a self-driving vehicle take over the driving the task in the fastest and best possible way? What is the role of higher-order skills in taking over the driving... Read more

Monitoring

Projectnr: S17.02-a | Status: Active, Start date: 01 Jan 2017, End date: 31 Dec 2017
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Tags: Road safety in numbers, Policy,
Also in 2017 the annual Road Safety Monitor will be published to present an overview  of the developments of numbers of road deaths and serious road injuries. Research questions How have the numbers... Read more

Injury and burden of injury

Projectnr: S17.02-b | Status: Active, Start date: 01 Jan 2017, End date: 31 Dec 2017
Attachments:
Tags: Road safety in numbers, Transport mode, Policy,
In 2014, SWOV, in its publication Burden of serious road injuries dissected looked into the injuries and injury burden of serious road injuries. This research has yielded some interesting starting... Read more