Connected and automated transport systems (CATS) are expected to be introduced in increasing numbers over the next decades. Moreover, they are expected to have considerable impacts on mobility, safety, the environment and society as a whole. The Horizon 2020 project LEVITATE aims to forecast these impacts.
One of the impacts of CATS that is considered in LEVITATE is road safety, which is high on the agenda when it comes to mobility planning and management. First of all, it is identified in which ways road safety is affected by increasing penetration levels of Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs) and policy interventions related to CATS. Second, it is discussed what is known from the literature concerning road safety impacts of CATS and finally, road safety impacts are quantified as far as possible by combining various approaches.
During this webinar between 14:00-15:30 CEST, 27 May, we would like to discuss with you which road safety impacts can be expected from CATS and how the different types of impacts are quantified within LEVITATE. Several partners will present their findings including Loughborough University, SWOV – Institute for Road Safety Research and the Austrian Institute of Technology.
- Welcome and introduction – Andrew Morris & Wendy Weijermars
- Road safety impacts of CATS that can be expected – Rins de Zwart
- Questions and feedback – Moderator, Wendy Weijermars
- Quantification of impacts within Levitate:
- Approach: Rins de Zwart
- Estimation of impacts using microsimulation – Amna Chaudhry
- Estimation of impacts on Vulnerable Road Users – Andreas Hula
- Closing remarks – Wendy Weijermars
- Questions and feedback concerning the quantification and closing remarks – Moderator, Wendy Weijermars