The efforts to reduce road accidents in Europe have produced significant results. However, the situation in the emerging economies is very different. The high rate of economic growth in these countries is leading to a growing number of road accidents and victims, above all among the vulnerable users. The gaps between emerging economies (like India and Brazil) and Europe suggest that it is Europe that could give a huge contribution to improving the safety of vulnerable road users in these two countries, transferring and adapting the results of research and European experiences to the local context.
The project made a detailed analysis of the main risk factors for vulnerable users in the emerging economies and, on the basis of the European experiences and best practices, developed innovative methods and tools for the planning, implementation and maintenance of safe infrastructures in India and Brazil. The transferability of these instruments was assessed, bearing in mind the experiences of local stakeholders.
For the assessment of the efficacy and efficiency of the innovative methods and instruments, two pilot projects were realised, one in India and one in Brazil. The feedback of the pilot projects was used to streamline the methods and instruments developed within the project.
Loughborough University, Master Plan Bv, Imr – Desenvolvimento Organizacional Ltda, Balancia, A+S Consult Gmbh Forschung Und Entwicklung, Mobycon Bv, Suncon Engineers Pvt. Ltd., Volkswagen India Private Limited, Innovation & Development Consulting Belgium, I.T. – Ingegneria Dei Trasporti Srl, Fundacao De Apoio A Universidade De Sao Paulo