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

SP6 - BLADE

SAFESPOT aimed to develop cooperative systems for road safety by means of a feasible vehicle infrastructure architecture: the concept of the Safety Margin Assistant. The goal of the sub-project BLADE was to prove the architecture feasibility from a business point of view. To ensure an EU roll out, an affordable deployment strategy had to be designed from scratch, involving the relevant stakeholders from the early technological development stage.

The outline of this deployment plan was based on:

  • risk and legal analysis
  • analysis of roles and responsibilities (the organisational architecture)
  • impact and costs-benefit assessment
  • business models and market assessment

Context of the deployment programme

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The deployment plan addresses the challenges for the SAFESPOT stakeholders to deploy the SAFESPOT services, and for the main actors the necessary steps, actions and decisions to be taken for a European roll out.

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Assessment of the SAFESPOT system architecture has provided insight in the roles and responsibilities that are required to generate the safety services. This model is the input for the stakeholders that needed to decide which role would be performed by whom.

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The BLADE legal and risk analysis provided options for contractual arrangements and/or a regulatory frame work, addressing liability and privacy concerns. Also the risk assessment has learned that there are many options and deployment issues to decide upon. To ensure a swift and coordinated EU roll out, a "Mister SAFESPOT" needed to be assigned in the very first stage of the deployment process.