INVESTIGATING ACCIDENTS AND OTHER RELEVANT FACTORS
We look at relevant factors in advance: detailed accident statistics, including all accidents with personal injury in Austria from 1994, results from empirical studies on traffic conditions with our TRAFFIC service, road condition data such as road friction, geometry data such as curve radii, and weather data.
LINKING ALL DATA IN MODELS AND ANALYSING ACCIDENT EVENTS
Using specially developed risk models – our Accident Prediction Models – we combine all factors and conduct in-depth analyses of accidents and causes. In addition, we analyse information about vehicles and drivers. In order to evaluate critical driving manoeuvres, we measure vehicle dynamics limits using specially-equipped vehicles.
EVALUATION OF THE ACCIDENT RISK AND DEVELOPING FUTURE MEASURES
The results allow risk assessment for existing and planned roads, such as the investigation of hazards posed by certain curve radii. In addition, we evaluate measures such as vehicle restraint systems along lanes and develop forecasts for vehicle trends and traffic strategies, which allows us to define the dangers of new technologies.
TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE IS PARAMOUNT
Traffic conditions are becoming increasingly complex due to the varying individual use of road space, increasing interaction between road users and the use of new technologies. An efficient and safe transport infrastructure is of crucial importance and requires strategies and applicable targeted measures.
SAFE PROVIDES BETTER SAFETY FOR YOUR ROADS
Thanks to our accurate and extensive analyses and evaluation of measures, you know exactly where the dangerous spots in your road network are and what precautions you need to take to increase road safety.
The RISKANT project included evaluating measures to secure stationary objects.
The goal of this research project is to develop a risk-based evaluation process for unregulated pedestrian crossing.