How can particularly vulnerable road users participate more safely in road traffic without protection and crumple zones?
In order to reach the destination safely, vulnerable road users (VRU), such as pedestrians, cyclists and scooter drivers, will be protected by a networked traffic infrastructure.
Increasing traffic density, especially in cities, increases the dangers for all road users. The associated and increased risks of injury for Vulnerable Road Users (VRUs) must be countered by targeted measures.
One of these measures is the networking between VRUs and other road users such as vehicles, as well as traffic infrastructures such as traffic lights. One function implemented in RealLab provides collision warnings and includes a traffic light phase assistant. These applications have been implemented in smartphones, but also integrally in passenger cars. Their use increases the road safety of bicycles and scooters and improves the traffic flow for all road users. The project partners will test this networking in Hamburg in summer 2021.
Road users at particular risk receive a digital warning via their smartphone in dangerous situations or locations. Uniform interfaces and precise localization of the VRUs are of central importance for this. In addition, the information provided by the traffic lights will optimize route planning so that users can reach their destination more safely and quickly.
Project manager Vehicle integration BMW
Growth Field Leiter Connected Solutions and Services Continental
Head of Department Smart Mobility Fraunhofer-Institut FOKUS
Project manager Digital Solution T-Systems
RealLabHHHammerbrooklyn.DigitalCampusStadtdeich 2-420097 HamburgGermany