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Can smart traffic and cars save lives? Huge human and economic cost According to the WHO (World Health Organization) around 1,3 mllion people die in road traffic accidents every year, with pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists accounting for half of the total.

Can smart traffic and cars save lives?

Most of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. Chris Urmson: How a driverless car sees the road. Accident Ahead? New Software Will Enable Cars To Make Coordinated Avoidance Maneuvers. A road construction barrier falls over: The car driver can’t avoid it, since there are cars on the lane next to him.

Accident Ahead? New Software Will Enable Cars To Make Coordinated Avoidance Maneuvers

In future, a new software program will enable cars to coordinate maneuvers together in dangerous situations. A child runs across the street without paying attention to the traffic, just as a car approaches at speed. F102 ESAR komplett CD. Db185. The Development of Assessment Technologies for Advanced Safety Vehicles - Transport Research International Documentation - TRID. Abstract: Like many industrialized countries, the Republic of Korea (ROK) has implemented policy and research aimed at reducing the number of casualties caused by traffic accidents.

The Development of Assessment Technologies for Advanced Safety Vehicles - Transport Research International Documentation - TRID

For example, ROK launched the project titled "Reduce traffic casualties by half in 10 years" in 2008, Sweden introduced the Vision Zero Policy in the late 1990s, and other European Union members have launched similar projects aimed at reducing traffic accident fatalities by between 30 to 50 percent. Improving Pedestrian Safety Through Vehicle Design. Although it may seem like a rare occurrence, a pedestrian being hit by a car is not really that unusual.

Improving Pedestrian Safety Through Vehicle Design

In the U.S., 4,654 pedestrians were killed in motor vehicle collisions in 2007, while pedestrian accidents comprise about 11 percent of motor vehicle deaths annually, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The good news is that pedestrian deaths are declining, in part because vehicle designs have changed to reduce injuries when a car and pedestrian collide. While significant advancements in vehicle occupant safety have been made in recent years, some automakers are now also putting the focus on people outside the vehicle, in part because regulations overseas, particularly in Europe, require such designs. With an increasing number of vehicles sold globally (as opposed to only in one country or region of the world), it makes good economic sense to build vehicles to meet as many different governmental standards as possible.

Fatal Car Accidents Decline In 3 Years As Vehicle Design Improves: The Best And Worst Cars To Drive. Due to the newest vehicle designs, your chances of dying in a car accident have fallen by more than a third over the past three years, the latest statistics from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reveal.

Fatal Car Accidents Decline In 3 Years As Vehicle Design Improves: The Best And Worst Cars To Drive

According to IIHS calculations, 7,700 fewer driver deaths occurred in 2012 alone (the latest statistical year) than if vehicles had remained the same since 1985. The chart below tells the story: Driver deaths per millions Insurance Institute for Highway Safety After estimating which factors might have impacted declining death rates between 1985 and 2012, Institute researchers suggest vehicle changes were the main source of declining risk from 1993 through 2006. These changes include improved structural designs, the addition of safety features, and an evolving mix of vehicle types. Car safety features explained. Safety is a crucial factor in choosing a new car.

Car safety features explained

We explain the raft of safety features available so you can have confidence in your choice. Put us to the test Our Test Labs compare features and prices on a range of products. Try Which? Death rates fall as vehicles improve. The chances of dying in a crash in a late-model vehicle have fallen by more than a third in three years, the latest IIHS calculations of driver death rates show.

Death rates fall as vehicles improve

Among 2011 models, a record nine vehicles have driver death rates of zero. However, the gap between the safest and riskiest models remains wide, and three cars have death rates exceeding 100 per million registered vehicle years. Improved vehicle designs and safety technology have a lot to do with the continuing decline in fatality risk. In a related study, Institute researchers estimated how much of the decline was due to changes in the vehicle fleet during 1985-2012. They found that vehicle changes — including improved structural designs, the addition of safety features and an evolving mix of vehicle types — were the main source of declining risk from 1993 through 2006. Connected car report 2016: Opportunities, risk, and turmoil on the road to autonomous vehicles. By Richard Viereckl, Dietmar Ahlemann, Alex Koster, Evan Hirsh, Felix Kuhnert, Joachim Mohs, Marco Fischer, Walter Gerling, Kaushik Gnanasekaran, Julia Kusber, Juliane Stephan, David Crusius, Henning Kerstan, Trent Warnke, Manuel Schulte, Jonas Seyfferth, Edward H.

Connected car report 2016: Opportunities, risk, and turmoil on the road to autonomous vehicles

Baker Published: September 28, 2016. Jennifer Healey: If cars could talk, accidents might be avoidable.