In this article the Test laboratories and Research Centres of PROSPECT project are presented.

PROSPECT is a collaborative research project involving most of the relevant partners from the automotive industry (including important active safety vehicle manufacturers and tier-1 suppliers) as well as academia and independent test labs, funded by the European Commission in the Horizon 2020 research programme under grant agreement No. 634149. The project was launched in May 2015 and will end in October 2018. The Consortium consists of 17 partners from 9 European countries.

PROSPECT Coordinator – IDIADA Automotive Technology SA, Spain    

Applus IDIADA (www.applusidiada.com) as a global partner to the automotive industry provides complete solutions for automotive development projects worldwide. IDIADA has 26 subsidiaries and branch offices in several European, Asian, African and American countries, with a total work force of around 1800 employees. The core services IDIADA provides are: Engineering, Proving Ground services and Homologation. Main fields of engineering activity are power train, emissions, noise & vibration, fatigue & durability and active and passive safety.

Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen, (BASt), Germany    

BASt (www.bast.de) is a technical and scientific research institute responsible to the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital (BMVI). BAST acts as a scientific adviser to the Federal Ministry on technical matters and transport policy and plays a leading role in the formulation of specifications and standards. BASt conducts its own research work on issues of special significance on its testing plants. Its tasks include consulting services and drawing up experts reports.

Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek (TNO), The Netherlands    

TNO (www.tno.nl) is carrying out research in: Healthy Living, Industrial Innovation, Transport and Mobility, Energy, Built Environment, Information Society, and Defense, Safety and Security. TNO is involved in many international projects, including EU-funded collaborations. In the theme of Transport and Mobility applied research is carried out for the automotive industry and related branches. The expertise covers relevant technological aspects as well as the influence of human behaviour, reliable transport systems and safe and clean mobility.

Institut Français des Sciences et Technologies, des Transports, de l’Aménagement et des Réseaux (IFSTTAR), France    

IFSTTAR (www.ifsttar.fr) was created in 2011, following a merger of the INRETS Institute and the LCPC Laboratory, under the status of a public scientific and technological institution. It falls under the authority of the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy and the Ministry of Higher education and Research. IFSTTAR conducts applied research and expert appraisals in the fields of civil engineering and building materials, urban engineering, natural hazards, mobility of people and goods, components & systems and transport safety.

 

The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI), Sweden    

VTI (www.vti.se) is an independent and internationally prominent research institute in the transport sector. Their operations cover all modes of transport, and the subjects of pavement technology, infrastructure maintenance, vehicle technology, traffic safety and analysis, users of the transport system, the environment, the planning and decision-making processes, transport economics and transport systems. The institute has a wide range of advanced research equipment and world-class driving simulators.