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Technical Objectives


Safe speed and safe following


  • Providing the essential components for detection and communication, as well as information for the driver - including radar with communication part for fitting some critical scenarios that may be difficult using ‘ordinary’ detection sensors. [SASPENCE]

  • Providing information to the users. The “communicative” channels focus primarily on a tactile accelerator pedal - with specific attention to warning strategies and criteria selection - and crucial topics for informing and “communicating” with drivers. [SASPENCE]

  • Assessing the impact on traffic safety of an integrated system for driving at safe speed and distance, while taking into account new criteria such as: accurate external scenario detection (with sensor data integration to analyse the situation) and specific algorithms calculating scenario assessment, technical limitations, and optimised cost-performance ratio for different levels of system complexity. [SASPENCE]

  • Looking at a concept for automatic detection, locating and relevance check of hazards through traffic and weather based on onboard sensors and a positioning system such as GPS. [WILLWARN]

  • Testing a new warning message management system for transmission, storage, and distribution of hazard warnings to ensure timely and correct driver information. [WILLWARN]

  • Testing a local, self-organised car-to-car communication system for establishing a decentralised communication network with both oncoming and following cars. [WILLWARN]

Lateral support and driver monitoring



  • Examining a next generation adaptive lane-keeping support system, especially for use in situations where lane markings are missing, ambiguous or when the visibility is restricted. This is a model-based decision component that processes sensor data for situation analysis and decides action strategies. [SAFELANE]

  • Studying a lateral and rear area monitoring application that enhances the driver’s perception of collision risk in the lateral and rear area of the vehicle - especially when detection is very difficult due to limited visibility or critical overload on the driver’s attention. [LATERAL SAFE]

  • Testing a lateral collision warning application that detects and tracks obstacles in the lateral field and warns the driver about an imminent risk of accidents (collision, road departure or merging situations). This application can be stand-alone or improved by the surrounding model developed in the monitoring application. [LATERAL SAFE]

  • Testing a stand-alone lane-change assistance system with integrated blind spot detection that assists the driver in lane-change manoeuvres while driving on multilane roads. [LATERAL SAFE]

Intersection safety


  • Using a driver warning function that makes speed recommendations when approaching an intersection by factoring the colour of the traffic light when crossing or turning in the intersection, thus reducing the risk of collision. [INTERSAFE]

  • Predicting the trajectories of the driver’s car and other nearby vehicles using a laser scanner sensor and a vision sensor. A simple map and landmarks will be used for locating at the intersection. [INTERSAFE]

  • Testing a driving simulator allowing the development of active safety applications with state-of-the-art and future technology. This parameterised approach can easily be included in various configurations. The system functionality and the system specific potential for accident prevention and accident mitigation achievements can be proven in a quantitative, risk-free and reproducible manner. [INTERSAFE]

  • Investigation of an intersection infrastructure able to communicate bi-directionally with all vehicles passing the intersection. The traffic light is able to communicate the delay for the colour change, and the vehicle is able to communicate an estimation of the friction coefficient in order to forward this information to other vehicles arriving at the intersection. [INTERSAFE]

Function field vulnerable road users and collision mitigation

  • Versatile 3D sensor technology for urban collision mitigation and protection (for pre-crash or blind spot surveillance applications), which will be capable of delivering detailed depth information by combining excellent lateral resolution with excellent depth information. [UseRCams]

  • Signal processing algorithms for the 3D image sensor to provide object and VRU locating and classification. [UseRCams]

  • High performance sensor systems - including real-time object classification, capable of reliably classifying pedestrians, bikes, motorcycles, cars and trucks, by applying novel data fusion strategies and using the full information provided by different sensing technologies. [COMPOSE]

  • Collision mitigation through the intervention of active structural components such as controllable bumpers, crash boxes, motor hoods, and safety belt pre-tensioners. These components would reduce the peak deceleration suffered by the collision partners during a crash phase. [COMPOSE]

  • Collision mitigation through autonomous or semi-autonomous braking, which significantly reduces kinetic impact energy by mutual adaptation and suitable combination of sensors and actuators to achieve integrated, actuator-powered collision mitigation systems. [COMPOSE]

  • Collision mitigation in terms of pre-fire and pre-set applications, aiming to improve the efficiency of reversible (belt-pre-tensioning) and non-reversible (airbags) restraint systems by providing additional set-up information to them. [APALACI]

  • Collision mitigation by prevention of truck acceleration from stationary, when pedestrians or other VRUs are present in the blind spot area, in particular in front of the truck. [APALACI]

Cross-functional aspects in PReVENT

  • A Code of Practice (CoP) for the development and testing of ADAS for the European industry. This CoP will have a specific focus on integrated systems and human factors and provide  advice regarding legal and liability issues. [RESPONSE3]

  • An applicable standard for an interface between ADAS and map data sources for accessing map data regarding vehicle position. [MAPS&ADAS]

  • A standardised method for gathering, maintaining and providing safety content enhanced in-vehicle digital map databases for ADAS and navigation applications and assessment of safety impact of such safety maps. [MAPS&ADAS] 

  • Business models (public/private partnership) to ensure the long-term integration of up-to-date safety attributes into digital map databases. [MAPS&ADAS]

  • The creation of a forum for information exchange on topics related to sensors and low/high level sensor data fusion, state-of-the-art review. [ProFusion]

  • Recommendations for further original research in the field of sensors and sensor data fusion for Preventive Safety applications as well as new result-oriented subprojects inspired by these recommendations, with strong technical content. [ProFusion]

  • A European common understanding and awareness of system functionality and synchronised assessment of safety impacts of the proposed applications. [Impact Assessment]

  • Common European presentation and demonstration of all prototypes of integrated active Preventive Safety systems developed in this IP. [PReVENT Exhibition]

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