Advanced Protection Systems

Even though road fatalities in the European Union (EU) have fallen since 1990, they still numbered almost 40,000 in 2001. Despite early reductions, the number of road injuries has been rising again since 1993 and is now almost equal to the level in 1990 (Source: European environment agency). The decrease in the number of road transport fatalities and increase in the number of injuries and increasing number of road accidents can, amongst others, be explained by introduction of improved technologies for newer vehicles and higher vehicle safety standards. The European Commission has continuously supported new developments in vehicle safety through subsequent framework projects and other safety initiatives. The FP6 Work Programme is no exception and has called for new initiatives to increasing road, rail and waterborne safety. The main objective is to improve passive safety for all European road users in all relevant accident types and accident severities. The secondary objective is to increase the level of competitiveness of the European industry. The Integrated Project (IP) on Advanced Protective Systems (APROSYS) will focus on scientific and technology development in the field of passive safety (crash safety). The field of passive safety concerns in particular human biomechanics (injury mechanisms and criteria), vehicle and infrastructure crashworthiness and occupant and road user protection systems. The general objective of APROSYS is the development and introduction of critical technologies that improve passive safety for all European road users in all relevant accident types and accident severities.

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    • Research institutions undertaking the sub-projects: TUG - Technical University of Graz, FEMA, Toyota, Skoda, Altair Engineering France Sarl, ESI Group, ESI Software, Faurecia S.A., INRETS - Institute National de Recherche sur les Transports et leur Securite, LAB - Laboratoire d'Accidentologie de Biomecanique, MECALOG Sarl, PSA - Peugot Citroën, REGIENOV - Renault, ULP - Universite Louis Pasteur Strasbourg, BASt - Bundesanstalt für Strassenwesen, Concept Technologie GmbH, Daimler Chrysler AG, DEKRA Automobil GmbH, FhG/IVI - Fraunhofer, GDV - Institute für Fahrzeugsicherheit, LMU - University of Munich, PDB - Partnership for Dummy Technology and Biomechanics, RWTH Aachen; SGSD - Saint-Gobain Sekurit, Siemens Restraint Systems, Schmitz Cargobull, Siemens AG, Takata Petri AG, Volkswagen AG, CRF - Centro Richerche Fiat, DAINESE SpA, FIAT Auto SpA, POLITO - Politecnico di Torino, UNIFI - University of Firenze, IFTR - Polish Academy of Sciences, WUT IAAM - University of Warsaw, IST - Instituto Superior Tecnico, C


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  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Sustainable Surface Transport

    6th RTD Framework Programme
    European Union
    Brussels,   Belgium 
  • Project Managers:

    van Schijndel-de Nooij, Margriet

  • Start Date: 20040401
  • Actual Completion Date: 20090331
  • Source Data: RiP Project 25430

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  • Accession Number: 01461628
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Knowledge Centre
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:49PM