Competences in the research unit: Modelling of road-user behaviour, Crash causation, Cycling safety, Human Factors in automation, Driver style, Infrastructure, Active Safety, Virtual assessment
The mission of the research unit on crash analysis and prevention is to understand why crashes happen and how they can be prevented. This includes understanding crash causation mechanisms related to the behaviour of vehicle occupants and vulnerable road users, as well as vehicle and environment factors. Strategies of risk exposure reduction in normal driving and threat avoidance in conflicts are used to prevent crashes. We leverage on deep understanding of these strategies to build effective driver support, active safety, and vehicle automation. We evaluate these strategies using conceptual and mathematical models developed with naturalistic and experimental data.
We aspire to be a leading group that combines behavioural science, neuroscience, and engineering to make vehicle technology work for people. We lead vehicle safety innovation by bringing members from academia, industry, and government together and foster outstanding students