The SafetyNet project set up the European Road Safety Observatory (ERSO), merging data and knowledge in order to support the decision-making process on safety. DaCoTA (Data Collection Transfer & Analysis) has further developed the contents of ERSO, tackling issues such as: road safety policy and management, in-depth road accident data, data collection and organisation, accident prediction, eSafety and driver behaviour.
The evidence-based scientific knowledge has helped the countries that obtain the best results in road safety to formulate their most efficient policies.
The approach was based on the following points:
- Development of a connection between the database and new road safety policies;
- Creation of a pan-European network for more detailed accident investigations;
- Development of a data warehouse on road safety, integrated with aggregated data and information required for the decision-making process;
- Development of accident prediction tools;
- Evaluation of smart safety systems;
- Development of a methodology for the ongoing monitoring of normal driver behaviour to be compared with other countries.
Loughborough University, NTUA, IFSTARR, IBSR-BIVV, SWOV, CHALMERS, Instituut voor Mobiliteit (IMOB), IVT, KFV, Instytut Transportu Samochodowego, Medizinishe Hochschule Hannover, Volkswagen, DGT