Integrated system for safe transportation of children to school “SAFEWAY2SCHOOL”

SAFEWAY2SCHOOL is an European Union (EU) project funded by the 7th Framework launched in September 2009. The aim is to design, develop, integrate and evaluate technologies for providing a holistic and safe transportation service for children, from their home door to the school door and vice versa, encompassing tools, services and training for all key actors in the relevant transportation chain. These include optimal route planning and rerouting for school buses to maximize safety, on-board safety applications (i.e. for speed control and seat belts), “intelligent” bus stops, effective warning and information systems for bus drivers, children, parents and the surrounding traffic; as well as training schemes for all actors. The project innovative systems, services and training schemes will be tested in 4 sites Europe-wide, including north (Sweden), central (Austria), south (Italy) and eastern (Poland) Europe; to evaluate their usability, efficiency, user acceptance and market viability; taking into account the variety in children’s transportation to/from school systems among the different European regions as well as key cultural and socio-economic aspects.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 184-94
  • Monograph Title: Road safety on four continents: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 28-30 March 2010: conference proceedings

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01382255
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 9789163363597
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 1:09PM