SAFER – vehicle and traffic safety centre at Chalmers is a joint research unit (JRU) that aims to find new solutions and improved systems for increased traffic safety. SAFER spans a broad base, covering several disciplines and encompassing vehicle and traffic safety in real environment.
Chalmers University of Technology hosts the centre, that has its focus on vehicle and traffic safety for all types of road users. Research partners include trade and industry (automotive, telecom, insurance), academy (technical, business, behavioural sciences) and the public sector (road administration, institutes, etc). Sweden has systematically accumulated expertise in the field of traffic safety and Chalmers has a long tradition of collaboration in industrial research. This provides SAFER with access to multi-disciplinary expertise and several established test facilities for both simulated and real testing. The development of automated vehicles is closely connected to traffic safety and has been an integrated part of the research for several years.
SAFER also has a broad experience of participating in European framework programs related to traffic safety. SAFER has been heavily involved in naturalistic Filed Operational Tests (FOTs) and Naturalistic Driving Studies (NDS) since 2006, testing active safety systems, road user behaviour and acceptance, and connected vehicles functions in real traffic environment. The SAFER partners Chalmers, RISE, Volvo Group, Veoneer and AstaZero will work in the HEADSTART project.
Main role in the project
SAFER is responsible of Requirement identification for Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) (Task 1.3) and Functional requirements and use case selection (Task 1.4). SAFER is contributing to the:
- Further development of use cases and requirements Cybersecurity, Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) and positioning;
- Test procedures for use cases;
- Application of methods/procedures at AstaZero and Demonstrations at the AstaZero test track using vehicles of the REVERE lab;
- AB Volvo and Veoneer to participate in the expert network;
- Dissemination by presentations at seminars and conferences.