Final report

Micha Lesemann
Adrian Zlocki
Lucia Isasi
Andres Aparicio
Jan Jacobson
Henrik Eriksson
Lars Nordström

This report sums up the activities performed during the complete duration of the project from January 2008 until December 2010. Following the motivation for testing and evaluation of active safety functions, the technical development within the project is described. This includes the derivation of relevant traffic scenarios, a collection of potential test approaches as well as the proposed testing protocols and a collection of experiences made during the application of the protocols. Besides the results of the project, open issues and weaknesses in connection with future research need are discussed herein. Furthermore, links to existing initiatives and projects in the same domain are described. An important part is also the documentation of a critical debate about the results of the project that was held during the final demonstration event. Representatives of all relevant stakeholders including the automotive industry, governing and legislative institutions as well as research and academia discussed and commented the achievements, thus giving important input for future research and other initiatives.



Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) workshop in Stockholm

An open seminar and workshop in Stockholm will be held on 25-26 April 2018. The workshop deals with the use of CBA as a basis for decision-making in the public sector. The workshop is organized by, among others, Professor Jan-Eric Nilsson, VTI.



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