eVALUE - Vehicle safety

To 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. 

Project members:
  • 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

Related Information

Technical Areas


Contact Persons

Jan Jacobson

Phone: +46 10 516 56 97

Henrik Eriksson

Phone: +46 10 516 57 16

SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, Box 857, SE-501 15 Borås Phone +46 10-516 50 00, E-mail info@sp.se