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Cooperative Intersection Safety


The INTERSAFE-2 project, which is funded by EC under the 7th Framework Programme (June ’08 – May ’11), aims to develop and demonstrate a Cooperative Intersection Safety System (CISS) that is able to significantly reduce injury and fatal accidents at intersections.


The novel CISS combines warning and intervention functions demonstrated on three vehicles: two passenger cars and one heavy goods vehicle. Furthermore, a simulator is used for additional R&D. These functions are based on novel cooperative scenario interpretation and risk assessment algorithms.


Vehicles equipped with communication devices and on-board sensor systems will cooperate with the road-side infrastructure to build a comprehensive system that contributes to the EU's target to reduce road fatalities by 50% and the “zero accident” vision. The system will also lead to a significant improvement in traffic fluidity and thus help reduce fuel consumption in urban areas.


By networking state-of-the-art technologies for sensors, infrastructure systems, communications, digital map contents and new accurate positioning techniques, INTERSAFE-2 aims to bring Intersection Safety Systems much closer to market introduction. Indeed the utilization of V2X communication for CISS at a small number of equipped intersections would boost the overall market penetration of communication in vehicles, since the benefit for those who buy first could be experienced at every equipped intersection.


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