H2020 Projects

SafetyCube (Safety CaUsation, Benefits and Efficiency) is a research project funded by the European Commission under the Horizons 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, in the domain of Road Safety. The project started on May 1st, 2015 and will run for a period of three years.


The main goal of SENIORS project is to improve the safe mobility of the elderly, including obese, using an integrated approach and real-based knowledge that includes the main modes of transport as well as the particularities of this vulnerable road user group.


The main objective of the InDeV project is to contribute to the improvement of Vulnerable Road Users’ (VRU) safety in Europe, by developing an integrated methodology (compiled in a toolbox) for understanding accident causes for VRUs and a framework for good practice for a comprehensive assessment of socio-economic costs related to road-accidents involving VRUs.


The Horizon 2020 EU-funded XCYCLE Project will develop technologies aimed at improving active and passive detection of cyclists, systems informing both drivers and cyclists of an hazard at junctions, effective methods of presenting information in vehicles and on-site and cooperation systems aimed at reducing collisions with cyclists.


Other projects

AsPeCSS: Assessment methodologies for forward looking Integrated pedestrian and further extension to cyclist safety systems

Main goal of the AsPeCSS project is to develop harmonised test and assessment procedures for forward looking integrated pedestrian safety systems that can be used for consumer rating and regulatory purposes. As such the project is meant to stimulate wide spread introduction of these systems that have high potential to improve safety of pedestrians and, in case adequate detection technology becomes available, also for pedal cyclists.




Where the number of road fatalities for the EU28 is decreasing every year, the number of cyclist fatalities decreases at a slower pace. Autonomous Emergency Braking-systems (AEB) able to detect cyclists are expected to reduce the number of fatalities and seriously injured. To develop a testing system for Cyclist-AEB systems a project, CATS, has been started.




Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers – both drivers and the automotive industry – with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe.

If you want to know the safety performance of your current or future car – this is where to look!


EUCAR: European Council for Automotive R&D

EUCAR is the European Council for Automotive R&D of the major European passenger car and commercial vehicle manufacturers. EUCAR facilitates and coordinates pre-competitive research and development projects and its members participate in a wide range of collaborative European R&D programmes.


CLEPA: The European Association of Automotive suppliers

84 of the world’s most prominent suppliers for car parts, systems and modules and 26 National trade associations and European sector associations are members of CLEPA, representing an industry with an annual turnover of 300 billion Euro, more than 3,000 companies, employing more than three million people and covering all products and services within the automotive supply chain.

Founded in 1959 and based in Brussels, Belgium, CLEPA is recognized as the natural discussion partner by the European Institutions, United Nations and fellow associations (ACEA, JAMA, MEMA, etc).


EARPA: European Automotive Researche Partnership Association

Founded in 2002, EARPA is the association of automotive R&D organisations. It brings together the most prominent independent R&D providers in the automotive sector throughout Europe. Its membership counts at present 39 members ranging from large and small commercial organisations to national institutes and universities.

EARPA, as the platform of automotive researchers, aims at actively contributing to the European Research Area and the future EU Framework Programmes.


National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

NHTSA was established by the Highway Safety Act of 1970 and is dedicated to achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety. It works daily to help prevent crashes and their attendant costs, both human and financial.



The ADAC tested vehicles with advanced emergency braking systems (AEBS) to assess the AEBS capability to reduce impact speed as well as when and how effectively the driver is alerted to an imminent collision in six current family and executive car models.