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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 was to collect needs and requirements, to specify and develop the safety application based on cooperative system implementing the active Safety Margin concept.
Moreover the sub-project validated and evaluated those applications on the real Test Site reproducing the different use cases that were made available on the different driving contexts.
In particular, for this specific sub-project, the cooperative system channel was mainly based on V2V communication even if the information was retrieved by the infrastructure system (SCOVA is mainly, but not exclusively, based on V2V cooperation).
The objectives, in terms of safety, were 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 an autonomous intelligent vehicle, the range, quality and reliability of the 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 a cooperative approach;

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

  • Support drivers preventively with proper manoeuvres in the different contexts;
  • Prevent the critical situations 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 information on possible acceptable manoeuvres or to continue to maintain the same behavior, avoiding the mentioned critical situation.

Following are descriptions of some of the applications that were developed in the SCOVA sub-project:

  • Road Intersection Safety. [more]
  • Lane Change Manoeuvres on generic roads. [more]
  • Frontal Collision Warning on generic roads. [more]
  • Cooperative Vulnerable Road User Detection and accident avoidance in urban black spots. [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