Analysis Framework for Safety Systems and Services

The objective of the project is to develop a generic safety evaluation framework that integrates relevant of data sources, methods and tools into a structured process for the safety evaluation of commercial vehicle safety systems and services. The framework will target not only severe accidents but also property damage only road crashes as well as non-traffic-related accidents. The goal is not to develop the framework and its components from scratch but to re-use and adapt as much as possible of the results from previous and ongoing projects in Sweden and elsewhere.

 

Partner organizations

  • Volvo Group (Private, Sweden)
Start date 01/05/2013
End date The project is closed: 31/12/2015

​Modern commercial vehicles are equipped with a range of passive and active safety systems with a strong potential to increase traffic safety and reduce safety-related costs, both from a societal and a transport operator perspective. In addition, safety management services  play an increasingly important role in improving road safety.

To optimize the safety and cost benefits of these safety systems and services, it is required to have a detailed understanding of the  problems that they are intended to solve and of the effectiveness of the systems/services in preventing/mitigating these problems is needed.

In this context, the objective of the project is to develop a generic safety evaluation framework that integrates different relevant data sources, methods and tools into a structured process for the safety evaluation of commercial vehicle safety systems and services. The framework should target not only severe accidents (injuries/fatalities) but also property damage as well as non-traffic-related accidents (e.g., backing up collisions). The envisioned framework and its components will re-use and adapt as much as possible the results from previous and ongoing projects in Sweden and elsewhere. The safety evaluation framework will be used to perform a cost-benefit analysis in order to understand the effectiveness of a system/service before its introduction in the market.

Project leader: Claudia Wege

Claudia Wege, PhD, Human Factors Specialist
Phone: +46313224082, +4631666450
Claudia Wege is the project manager of the EFrame project since 2014. She joined Volvo GTT, Advanced Technology and Research, in 2010 and mainly works as project manager of international projects on Behaviour Based Safety and Driver Behaviour Change Management. Claudia finished her PhD in Psychology in 2013 on the topic of Driver Distraction and Inattention Prevention through Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Behaviour-Based Safety.

Fredrik Thörnvall, PhD, Technology Specialist - Collision Compatibility and Human Body Models
Phone: +46 31 323 16 93, +46 76 553 16 93
Fredrik Törnvall is working as Technology Specialist within Collision Compatibility and Human Body Models at Volvo Group Trucks Technology, Advanced Technology & Research. Fredrik joined Advanced Technology & Research 2008 after finalising his PhD within traffic safety. Fredrik has been working as project leader with several governmental funded projects within Volvo. He is also feature leader for Collision Compatibility as well as the manager for the passive safety related advanced engineering projects within Volvo.

Elham Pirnia, Development Engineer
Phone: +46 31 3238031, +46 76 5538031
Elham Pirnia joined Volvo GTT, Advanced Technology and  Research, in 2013 after graduating MSc in Mathematical Statistics. Elhams main interests are in the area of data management, customer fuel efficiency and accident causation analysis. At Volvo she works in projects related to customer fuel analysis and accident analysis.



Stefan Thorn, PhD,
Passive & Integrated Safety Technical Specialist
: +739 02 97 68, +46 31 3229768
Stefan works at Volvo GTT, Advanced Technology and  Research, within the following working areas:Passive safety for occupant protection, crash safety of diesel- and alternative drivelines, integration of Active and Passive safety features, test & verification method development

Funded by

  • VINNOVA (Public, Sweden)

Published: Thu 31 May 2018.