Intersection accidents are over-represented in the statistics. This applies to everything from fatal accidents to mere property damage. This problem has received greater attention by the Swedish Road Administration (SRA) in connection with its work on Vision Zero. The project aims at a systematic study of the chain of events leading to different levels of incident. Data will be collected at intersections in collaboration with the SRA using camera-based computer tracking of vehicles and test subjects driving an instrumented vehicle in interactive situations. The data collected will be used to test research hypotheses with respect to driver behaviour and traffic environment factors, as well as a basis for proposing ways to improve road safety at intersections. The most promising concept will be demonstrated using the instrumented vehicle.
Jonas Bärgman, Autoliv jonas dot bargman at chalmers dot se
Autoliv, Volvo Car Corporation, Saab, Chalmers, Linköping University