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					                      FP6 - Priority 1.6.2 :
                      Sustainable Surface Transport

    Road Safety Research Activities

                      DG Research
                 DG Energy and Transport

Patrick Mercier-Handisyde - DG Research
                                        F OCUSING AND                                                                                                        I NTEGRATING                                                                                                                           C OMMUNITY R ESEARCH
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                                                                                              mat., new production processes


                                                                                                                                                                                             Sustainable development
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  policy support
Genomicand biotechnology

                                                                                                                                                              Food safety and health risks
                                                                                                                                  Aeronautics and space


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Citizens and governance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       in the knowledge society
                                         Information society


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Specific SME activities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and global change                                                          Specific international cooperation activities
                           for health

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  JRC activities

                                         S TRUCTURING THE ERA                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       S TRENGTHENING       THE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        FOUNDATIONS OF ERA
Research                                                       Human                                                                                      Research                                                                                                   Science                                  Support for the         Support for the
and                                                            resources &                                                                                infrastructures                                                                                            and                                      coordination of         development of
innovation                                                     mobility                                                                                                                                                                                              society                                  research                research/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              activities              innovation policies
A Sustainable Transport System calls for :

                  1.Environment preservation and
                        social responsibility

      improving                                4.Security of
    quality of life                            energy supply

                         3.Economic and
                      industrial development
                   EU Road Safety Strategy

• Situation : 40.000 persons killed/year , 1.7 million persons

• White Paper on Transport : to halve the number of fatalities
by 2010.

• Road safety research: system’s approach necessary considering
the human, the vehicle and the infrastructure and their
interactions (“Integrated Road Safety” Research).
              Priority 1.6.2
      Sustainable Surface Transport
I. Developing environmentally friendly transport systems and
means of transport
    Objective 1. New technologies and concepts for all surface
    transport modes (road, rail and waterborne)
    Objective 2. Advanced design and production techniques
II Making surface transport safer, more effective and more
    Objective 3. Re-balancing and integrating different modes
    of transport
    Objective 4. Increasing road, rail and waterborne safety
    and avoiding traffic congestion
     Priority 1.6.2 Sustainable Surface Transport :
     two complementary approaches

Research to support the European Transport Policy.

Research, technological development and integration.
      Objective 4. Increasing road, rail and waterborne
      safety and avoiding traffic congestion
Research domains for Integrated road safety strategies

4.1 : Accident and injury analysis*
4.2 : Driver safety training
4.3 : Road infrastructure safety*
4.4 : Enforcement of traffic rules and drivers’ aptitude to drive
4.5 : Awareness campaign and acceptability of measures

          * Call 1A
        IP on “Accident and injury analysis”
Understanding of accident and injury causes, levels and
trends through accident and injury data systems for
establishing and monitoring effective transport policy

Expected outcome:
• Road accident data bank on accidents causation
• Risk exposure data
• Recommendations for independent accident investigation
• Tools to assess and implement road safety policy at EU
level ( inc. road safety performance indicators)
STREPS on “Road infrastructure safety”
Objective 4 : Increasing road, rail and waterborne
safety and avoiding traffic congestion

Research domains (DG RTD) :

  4.13: Development of integrated safety systems*
  (passive safety)
  4.14: Human-centred design*

  *Call 1B
           IP on “Safety for European roads”

To improve road safety in Europe by developing
integrated safety systems .

Expected outcome:
• Development and introduction of advanced protection
systems (passive safety) ;
• Evaluation of regulations and counter-measures .
      Virtual Centre of Excellence for enhanced
                 road passive safety
To improve road safety and to reduce the number of
deaths and casualties in Europe .

Expected outcome:
• Creation of a permanent organisation in the field of
passive safety for road transport at European level;
• Creation of common research facilities and platforms .
 Objective 2 : Advanced design and production
             technologies for surface transport

Research domains (DG RTD) :

  2.3:Low-mass structures and assemblies
  2.6:Road infrastructure concepts*
  2.7:Road vehicle and infrastructure interface *

  *Call 1B
     STREP on “Road infrastructure”

STREP on “Vehicle/infrastructure interfaces”
          Work Programme implementation

• Through periodic calls for proposals:

   • Call 1A & 1B : 17 December 2002- 15 April 2003

   • Call 2A (DG TREN) : June 2003 - December 2003

   • Call 2B (DG RTD) : December 2003 - March 2004

   • Call 3A & 3B : to be confirmed
         Integrated Road Safety Research
• Synchronised calls on “Integrated Road Safety” between
Priority 1.6.2 (DG TREN+DG RTD) and Priority 1.2 (DG
INFSO , “e-safety”initiative) launched the 17th December 2002.

• For Priority 1.6.2 in 1st call ( Call 1A and 1B) :
- IP “Accident and injury analysis” ( 4.1-DG TREN)
- STREP “Road infrastructure safety” (4.3-DG TREN)
- IP “Safety for European roads”( 4.13/4.14-DG RTD)
- NoE “Virtual Centre of Excellence for enhanced road passive
safety”(4.13-DG RTD)
- STREP “Road infrastructure”(2.6-DG RTD)
- STREP “Vehicle/infrastructure interfaces”(2.7-DG RTD)

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