EU Logo

6FP Logo

EUCAR Logo

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

West Europe Test Site (S and FR)

Map of spain

The Western Europe Site Test (WEST) is located in the west of France and in Spain. It comprises a set of different and complementary sections of different types of network such as real-world road sections, and test tracks.

Locations:

  • A section of A10 motorway, south west of Paris
  • A 1.7 km tunnel in Angers on the A11 motorway (to be opened in 2008)
  • Sections of rural roads in the Brittany Region operated by Conseil Général des Côtes d'Armor
  • Sections of the urban roads of Valladolid (Spain)
  • A14 km test track (VESTA) near Versailles
  • A Renault Spain test track in Valladolid
Map of france

Installed infrastructure:

  • Traffic sensors, variable message signs
  • infrastructures communication nodes
  • traffic management center

Functionalities to be tested:

  • A number of V2V and V2I applications in highway, urban and rural scenarios.

Type of vehicles used:

  • Mainly cars
  • Truck
Application scenario Main SP & driving context Impact(s) on accidents Typology
Note
V2V and V2I based applications
Frontal collision Frontal collision Frontal collision Frontal collision Frontal collision Frontal collision Frontal collision Frontal collision Frontal collision Frontal collision
Smart signaling Generic Road - road signs on-board, also when masked by trucks X X X X X X X X X X
Hazard and incident warning Generic Road and Critical Road Segment – Hazard information X X X X X X X X X X
Intelligent speed alert Generic Road and Critical Road Segment (tunnel)
Recommending a safe speed and lane
X X X X X X X X X
Safety margin for assistance vehicles Generic Road. Warning for leaving to leave a clear passage to the emergency vehicles X X X X X X X
Safe urban intersections and roundabouts Black spots - Cooperative surveillance of vehicles in an intersection and roundabout area X X X X X X X X
Dynamic road departure prevention Black Spot. Cooperative recommendations or actions for road departure prevention X X X X X X X X X