Incidents and Accidents

Incidents and accidents – effects and priorities includes accident investigations and driving studies. It is essential to understand the accidents in order to take the right actions in research. The area of accident investigation has been of high priority for many years, and several of the SAFER partners have a long tradition and deep knowledge in the field. The area of driving studies covers activities within field operational tests (FOT) and naturalistic driving studies (NDS). Data from normal driving in real traffic with vehicles equipped with different types of sensors, cameras etc. will help us to understand the causes of incidents and accidents, including the characteristics of driver behavior which includes driver action/reaction, and adaptation to new vehicle systems. This area has developed significantly in recent years within safer and has given safer a prominent position in international cooperation in the field.