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The SAFESPOT Project is co-funded by the European Commission Information Society and Media and supported by EUCAR.


The SAFESPOT applications aim to:

  • Increase road safety for all road users
  • Extend the range, improve the quality and reliability of the safety -related information providing an 'extended co-operative awareness' to all drivers
  • Support drivers preventively to the proper maneuvers in the different contexts
  • Optimise the intervention of vehicle controls with respect to critical situations
  • Enable the development of new safety applications based on the cooperative approach.

In SAFESPOT each application acts as a primary and a secondary actor. The primary actor is related to the generation of a warning to the driver of the ego-vehicle (i.e. the vehicle in which the application is running). The secondary actor is a vehicle or infrastructure node responsible for generating information to be communicated to other vehicles or to the infrastructure. According to this logic an infrastructure node is always a secondary actor providing the right information (raw data or driver oriented messages) to the vehicles.

A large number of applications have been considered in SAFESPOT, so as to demonstrate the potentiality of the SAFESPOT system. The applications that are implemented within the project are both Vehicle based and Infrastructure based. Moreover the defined architecture is open to add further applications if available in the future.

The SAFESPOT Vehicle based applications, are vehicular applications which are implementing the Safety Margin Assistance concept.

  • Road Intersection Safety
  • Lane Change Maneuver
  • Safe Overtaking
  • Head On Collision Warning
  • Rear End Collision
  • Speed Limitation and Safety Distance
  • Frontal Collision Warning
  • Road Condition Status – Slippery Road
  • Curve Warning
  • Vulnerable Road User Detection and Accident Avoidance

The SAFESPOT infrastructure based applications are those where data is processed and decisions are taken by the road infrastructure in cooperation with vehicles. The applications defined are:

  • Speed alert
  • Hazard and incident warning
  • Road departure prevention
  • Intelligent Cooperative Intersection Safety
  • Safety margin for assistance and emergency vehicles.
  • These applications aim to provide the most efficient recommendation to the driver through the onboard HMI and through road side communication devices like VMS or flashing lights (4).


For more information on the SAFESPOT applications and application scenarios you may refer to the SAFESPOT Deliverable 8.4.4