Implementation road maps for eSafety systems to improve road safety in Europe

Risto Kulmala, Hans Jürgen Mäurer

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference articleScientific


The paper describes the results of the Implementation Road Map Working Group (WG) of the eSafety Forum. The WG involved actors from wide range of domains and especially from the car manufacturers and road authorities. The work started with data collection about the eSafety systems, and continued with an assessment of them in a common framework. The assessment resulted in the identification of eleven priority systems.The potential safety effects of the systems were estimated based on research as well as expert assessments using German accident statistics and the European CARE accident data base. Next it was discussed how to promote the deployment rate of these systems in future. There are also feasible differences between vehicle-based systems and more infrastructure / or mixed systems within the business case. Different incentives are likely to enhance the customer awareness for eSafety features. For each priority system, two market penetration forecasts were estimated, one based on “business as usual” conditions and the other based on incentives and other measures to promote the deployment of the system. Detailed implementation road maps were compiled for all priority systems describing the implementation issues and recommending actions to overcome the barriers to the implementation of the systems. Also general recommendations were given.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2005
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event18th ICTCT Workshop: Transport telematics and safety - Technical, social and psychological aspects - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 27 Oct 200528 Oct 2005


Workshop18th ICTCT Workshop


  • ITS
  • safety
  • vehicle
  • deployment
  • roadmap
  • traffic safety


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