eVALUE - Vehicle safetyTo reduce the number of traffic accidents, it is essential to employ standardised test methods and evaluation of active safety systems in vehicles. The purpose of the eVALUE project is to develop independent test methods for evaluation of these active safety systems.
Published independent test results help to improve public awareness of these types of systems. This project is concentrated on safety systems as used in present-day vehicles, although it also investigates future systems.
The average car purchaser cannot him/herself assess the performance of any given active safety system, or how it affects traffic safety. There are no generally accepted test methods today, and nor any established information channels for disseminating test results.
Passive safety systems
The situation is different for passive safety systems. As far as crash tests are concerned, Euro NCAP has well-established test methods, with clear means of explaining test results at different levels of detail. Potential vehicle purchasers can compare the number of stars for different models in a star rating system, while safety engineers can compare the detailed measured data from the tests.
- Centro Ricerche FIAT
- Fundación Robotiker
- Ibeo Automobile Sensor
- IDIADA Automotive Technology
- Institute of Automotive Engineering (ika) of RWTH Aachen University (coordinator)
- SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden
- Swedish Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
- Volvo Technology Corporation