Active safety in road vehicles is an important part of the efforts to achieve Vision Zero which is an overall safety goal which aims to achieve a highway system with no fatalities or serious injuries in road traffic. Through research linked to AstaZero project will contribute to reducing deaths and serious injuries on the roads. The project seeks to demonstrate the benefits of using driving simulation tools, to facilitate the development of new ways to test active safety systems, which may be difficult and costly to reproduce in a physical environment. And also explore the possibilities to enable safe reproduction of dangerous situations in a driving simulator environment, to be used as a safe, ethical acceptable, training platform. In the project a virtual AstaZero will be developed, to be utilized for test planning, concept evaluation and driver training. By the means of the virtual version of AstaZero, implemented in a scaled-down simulator, and in the advanced driving simulator SimIV, simulator-based training will be evaluated compared to real environment training, paving the way for ethically accepted (safe) training of blue light drivers. An underlying project goal is to give Swedish industry and research community a unique platform for testing active safety features in a realistic environment in a cost effective manner.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Fordonsstrategisk Forskning och Innovation (FFI)

    ,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Skoglund, Martin
    • Bolling, Anne
    • Åsberg, Jonas
    • Reichenberg, Frida
  • Publication Date: 2015


  • English

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  • Pagination: 11

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01664473
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Files: ITRD, VTI
  • Created Date: Mar 28 2018 10:25AM