Road safety is currently a priority in London as the Mayor’s Transport Strategy sets out the objective of eliminating all deaths and serious injuries on the city’s network by 2041. It is also a challenge for the future with the rise of new mobility modes such as automated vehicles.
EU funded project in the spotlight
CoEXist, allowing roads to be shared between conventional and automated vehicles
Concept: The key idea is to make roads “AV-ready” (automated vehicles ready). For that, tools are developed in order to model traffic with AVs. These models are tested in four European cities.
Local authorities involved: Milton Keynes (UK), Stuttgart (Germany), Gothenburg (Sweden), Helmond (Netherlands)
EU contribution: EUR 3.47 Million (100%)
Timeframe: May 2017 – April 2020
Programme: Horizon 2020
More information on the project’s website
Current EU calls
Horizon 2020 - MG-2-7-2019 - Safety in an evolving road mobility environment
With an increased level of automation, the road mobility environment is evolving quickly. Vulnerable road users may in the future also refer to non-connected ones, as well as passengers of automated vehicles. New systems are thus needed to improve global safety.
Horizon 2020 - MG-2-8-2019 - Innovative applications of drones for ensuring safety in transport
The drone market being the fastest growing in aerospace and enabling a plurality of new services (safety, security, environment monitoring, …), there is an opportunity for the EU and local authorities to be on the forefront of drone use in safe and efficient manners.
Past EU projects in London
No past EU funded projects on road safety.