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



The overall objective is to collect needs and requirements, to specify and to develop the safety application based on cooperative system implementing the active Safety Margin concept.
Moreover the sub-project will validate and evaluate those applications on the real test site reproducing the different use cases that will be available on the different driving contexts.
In particular, for this specific sub-project, the cooperative system channel will be mainly based on the V2V communication even if the information will be retrieved by the infrastructure system (SCOVA is mainly, but not exclusively, based on V2V cooperation).
The objectives, in terms of safety, are common to the COSSIB sub-project and referred to the local area in which the cooperative vehicles will run to:

  • Increase the Safety Margin of vehicles using in-vehicle and infrastructure information;
  • Improve, as an extension of autonomous intelligent vehicle, the range, the quality and the reliability of information;
  • Create applications for Extended Cooperative Awareness by means of real-time reconstruction of the driving context and environment;
  • Open the development of new safety applications based on cooperative approach;

The development will be characterized by a complete reconstruction of the driving context and road environment using in combination on-board sensors data and cooperative system information (vehicles net concept) in order to:

  • Support drivers preventively to the proper maneuvers in the different contexts;
  • Prevent the critical situation or manage them correctly;

The "dynamic vehicle net" and the minimal "vehicle to infrastructure net" extend the operative range of the actual on-board vehicle systems and allow the driver to receive the information on possible acceptable maneuver or to continue to maintain the same behavior avoiding the mentioned critical situation.

Hereafter the descriptions of some of the applications that will be developed in SCOVA subproject are reported:

  • Road Intersection Safety. [more]
  • Lane Change Maneuvers in generic roads. [more]
  • Frontal Collision Warning in generic roads. [more]
  • Cooperative Vulnerable Road User Detection and accident avoidance in urban black spot. [more]
  • Road Condition Status Information. [more]
  • Curve Warning in black spots. [more]
  • Predictive Speed Limitation and Safety Distance. [more]

Collision warning

Condition and curve warning